Adventures in Poland


In 1999, we visited Krakow and Warsaw. Along the way, we also spent an afternoon in Oswiecim (Auschwitz), Chrzanow and Trezibinia. Chrzanow and Trezibinia are the birthplaces of David's paternal grandmother and grandfather. On our 2000 trip, we only passed through Poland, spending an evening in Poznan with a friend of ours.

Krakow during a snow storm, as seen from Wawel Castle

Peeking into the reconstructed main square of the Old Town in Warsaw


















The Royal Castle in the Old Town of Warsaw



The reconstructed main square (Rynek Starego Miasta) of the Old Town of Warsaw












The Town Hall Tower and Cloth Hall in central square (Rynek Glowny) of Krakow




















Wawel Castle in Krakow with fresh snow


Reconstructed houses in the Old Town of Warsaw


















Classic Stalinist architecture - the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw




The main gate of the Auschwitz concentration camp, with the infamous motto "Arbeit Macht Frei" - "work makes freedom"












The former synagogue of Trezibinia (now a carpentry shop) - in all likelihood, where David's paternal great-grandfather was the rabbi












The two of us in the town square of Chrzanow, David's paternal grandmother's birthplace




















Another view of Krakow in the snow












Two views of the selection ramp at the Auschwitz II - Birkenau concentration camp, where many of David's paternal relatives were murdered
















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