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Scars of the past

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

Irena's Children by Tilar J. Mazzeo

Irena’s Children: Young Readers Edition by Tilar J. Mazzeo; adapted by Mary Cronk Farrell. September 27, 2016. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 272 p. ISBN: 9781481449915.  Int Lvl: 5-8; Rdg Lvl: 6.6. 855 more words


The Stroop Report- souvenir turned evidence.

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


Discovering historic Warsaw: The city that rose like a phoenix from the flames

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


"7-3 to the Russians": Exploring Poland’s wartime legacy.

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

2016 Fall Books to Read


All is not Forgotten by Wendy Walker

Until one night when young Jenny Kramer is attacked at a local party. 5,523 more words


The Zoo that saved Jews-The story of Jan and Antonina Żabiński.

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