London to Ho Chi Minh by train (and boat!): Day 6.
Like with so many things in this city, beauty can hide a dark past. We walked around the former site of the Warsaw Ghetto today. 217 more words
A report by SS Brigadefuhrer Jurgen Stroop dealing with the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto. Stroop was sent to Warsaw to remove the 56.000 surviving Jews from the ghetto, and he recorded his deeds – daily killings with cold-blooded brutality – in a boastful seventy-five-page report bound together in black pebble leather and including copies of all daily communiqués sent to his superior officer as well af photos with captions in Gothic script.Originally titled The Jewish Quarter of Warsaw is No More! 694 more words
Looks can sometimes be deceiving, as a visit to Warsaw proves. The squares and alleys of the bustling old town may look historic, but the majority of the buildings appreciated by visitors are actually fairly modern. 1,613 more words
I have written, a few times now, about my love of those places to which you can pin a distinct and vivid moment from the past. 2,959 more words
It’s at times of great inhumanity that you can find the greatest examples of humanity, if you look closely enough.
Jan Żabiński (8 April 1897 – 26 July 1974, Warsaw) and Antonina Żabińska (1908–1971) were a married couple from Warsaw,recognized by the State of Israel as the Polish Righteous Among the Nations for their heroic rescue of Jews during the Holocaust in occupied Poland. 820 more words