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September 9, 2005
Warsaw: Saw War
Warsaw is still reeling from the Holocaust.

A sign for a postcard shop.

A sign for an outdoor postcard shop in front of Heroes' Memorial

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?

A group of strangers posing in front of Heroes' Memorial

Heroes' Memorial

Heroes' Memorial

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.

Warsaw Ghetto

Warsaw Ghetto

Warsaw Ghetto

Warsaw Ghetto

"In the period from Nov 15, 1940 to Nov 20, 1941 this wall marked the limit of The Ghetto."

Wall delimiting the Warsaw Ghetto

Bullet holes in the brick.

Brick wall of bullet holes

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."

Umschlagplatz Monument

Old Town

Old Town in Warsaw

Art revives the spirit.

Cow art

Cup of coffee

An exploding clock

The silhouette of a building at sunset

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