September 9, 2005
Warsaw: Saw War
Warsaw is still reeling from the Holocaust.
A sign for a postcard shop.
A group of tourists posing in front of Heroes' Memorial. Would the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising approve of these tourists cheerfully posing in front of a monument used to portray their sacrifices?
Nathan's Villa Hostel in Warsaw had a sign for walking tours of the Ghetto. I signed up and sure enough, our guide took us directly into the former and present ghetto.
"In the period from Nov 15, 1940 to Nov 20, 1941 this wall marked the limit of The Ghetto."
Bullet holes in the brick.
Umschlagplatz Monument: "Along this path of suffering and death over 300,000 Jews were driven in 1942-1943 from the Warsaw Ghetto to the gas chambers of the Nazi extermination camps."
Art revives the spirit.