Category: poland

A dark cloud over Auschwitz

I write this post in memory of my dear family friend, Ethel Siederman. She was a Polish jew, who’s family escaped Poland before being thrown into this camp of evil. Coming into the camp was heavy. We were all trying to be emotionally ready. Sadly, we were not. As we got to the camp, there…

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Krakow, the untouched city

After spending time in krakow, the differences compared to Poland’s capital are highly noticeable. The city of Krakow, one of Poland’s older cities. Dating back to the 7th century, this city has always been a culture center for the country. Many of the city’s buildings, have been untouched nor modernised. Opposed to Warsaw, the city…

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Hiking on the outskirts of Warsaw

After touring Warsaw, we were invited to a hike on the outskirts of Poland’s capital. Naturally, we all jumped on the opportunity. The city life was losing it’s appeal. Poland’s countryside had such a mellow atmosphere. The people were much more friendlier than the city folk. When we were tired, one family invited us to…

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