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Visiting Auschwitz Poland, Part 2

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Visiting Auschwitz Poland, Part 2

Visiting Auschwitz Poland, Part 2 For Visiting Auschwitz Poland, part 1 Mentality at Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Poland The Nazis destroyed evidence of the gas mass killings by blowing up the buildings. Anya told us they liked to use gas because they didn’t have to look at the person while he was being killed. How could the guards do this every day? “For the most part,” said Anya, “guards were ordinary people who could kill by day, and then go home and be loving fathers and husbands.” This was confirmed by Jerzy Kowalewski, an...

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Visiting Auschwitz Poland

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Visiting Auschwitz Poland

Visiting Auschwitz Poland A memorial site at Auschwitz-Birkenau where prisoners lined up and were shot. A Visit to Auschwitz Poland When I had first seen the sign, it had been a black and white photograph against a background of snow. On a recent November day, the sun sparkled on the words that had struck so much terror…Arbeit Macht Frei. Ahead of me were brick buildings that could have come from a college campus. They were former Polish army barracks, and I was at Auschwitz. The few birch trees adjacent to the sign were still shedding their...

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4th Annual World Festival of Naive Art in Katowice

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4th Annual World Festival of Naive Art in Katowice

The fourth edition of the world festival of naive art will take place in the Katowice region of Poland. The owners of the gallery have won the bid to rehabilitate an old industrial coal mine and turn it into a large cultural space. Over the last three years the Festival in Katowice has become one of the main artistic events of the region, attracting visitors and collectors from all over Europe. This immediate success, however, is not in any way haphazard. It’s the result of 15 years of background work that these pioneers of culture have...

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Authentic Recipes: Poland of Detroit

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Authentic Recipes: Poland of Detroit

You don’t have to go to Poland to learn how to make traditional Polish food. The Hamtramck area of Detroit is a great place to learn about the city’s Polish heritage. There are Polish bakeries and food markets specializing in Polish foods. St. Florian Roman Catholic Church is cathedral-like and beautiful especially the stained glass windows dominated by the rose window are outstanding. The altar windows depict five famous Polish saints while the others illustrate the life and teachings of Christ. At the Polish Art Center, they not only sell...

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A Baltic Surprise

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It is not for nothing that Gdansk, Poland has been labeled “Phoenix from the Ashes”. The photographs that hang in the Golden Gate, the stone passageway that leads into the heart of this medieval city, show a desecrated area lying in smoldering ruins. Not only has the total destruction at the hands of the Nazi’s been reversed, but the do-nothing, care-about-nothing attitude of the Communist era has faded from memory. Gdansk, as well as most of Poland, has been restored to its pre-war, pre-occupation splendor. I walked through the Golden Gate...

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Central Europe with Simplon-Orient

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New York- July 3, 2007:- The legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (VSOE) is forging a new route this Sunday, July 8th as it departs Venice en route to Krakow. The Central European Grand Tour is an exciting and enriching seven-night tour taking the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express across five countries, unveiling Slovakia’s picturesque countryside and Poland‘s diverse cities. Highlights include Vienna, Krakow and Warsaw and a journey through the magnificently scenic High Tatras Mountains. This new itinerary into Eastern Europe will...

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The Orient Express Through Eastern Europe

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New York- May 10, 2007:- Ever since its creation 125 years ago next year, the Orient-Express train has been a symbol both of luxury and of pioneering routes to distant parts. In 2007, it still is. This year, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express will make its first foray into Poland, on an elegant 8-day, 7-night journey from Venice to Vienna, Krakow, Warsaw and Prague. “This will be a real voyage of adventure and discovery for many people who have yet to explore the hidden treasures this part of Europe has to offer,” says Nick Varian,...

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“Grand Tour” of the Balkans

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Los Angeles, April 2007 — Continental Journeys introduces the off-the-beaten-track countries of Albania, Montenegro and Macedonia, combined with Croatia, in its 13-day “Grand Tour of the Balkans” for experienced travelers seeking affordable new destinations. Tour prices of $1,859 to $1,929 per person, double occupancy, provide first-class and superior tourist-class hotels, breakfast daily, eight dinners and extensive sightseeing with an English-speaking tour escort. Eight departures from May 22 to September 18 start in...

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The Wayfarers Walk Eastern Europe

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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF ROMAN LEGIONS AND OTTOMAN TURKS, THE WAYFARERS’ WALKING HOLIDAYS CHART A COURSE ACROSS EASTERN EUROPE Newport, Rhode Island, February 2007– The Wayfarers, the world’s premier purveyor of walking adventure vacations, returns to Eastern Europe for a series of four magical walks spanning six countries: Croatia, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and, for the first time ever, Slovenia. Once isolated by the Iron Curtain, Eastern Europe has emerged with the beauty and traditions of Old World Europe well-preserved, yet...

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10% Discount with Deilmann

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New York, April 7, 2006 – Peter Deilmann Cruises is offering Americans five cruises this summer to the Norwegian Fjords, Baltic Sea destinations and Greenland on the five-star MS Deutschland with free air and 10% reductions in cabin rates. The nine- to 21-night voyages sail to Bergen, Tromso, Norway’s fjord-cut coast and Spitzbergen, to Stockholm and all the Scandinavian capitals, to St. Petersburg, Gdansk, Iceland and Greenland. Passengers can fly free roundtrip from 16 U.S. cities and save up to $2,089 on the cruise rates alone. An added...

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New Eastern Bloc Walking Tours

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Waterbury, VT (March 28, 2006) – Forget about the sound of music – just north of Austria, where the Von Trapp family singers cemented their fame, the undulating hills of Slovakia and the Czech Republic are alive and well with exceptional beauty, storybook settings and rhythms all their own. Snug in the geographic heart of the European Continent, the cultures and splendors of these undiscovered Eastern Bloc treasures are just waiting to be experienced on extraordinary walking adventures from Country Walkers of Waterbury, Vermont....

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8 Days in Poland

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AIR-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE FROM CONTINENTAL JOURNEYS, PRICED AT $899 TO $1,249 Los Angeles, January 2006 — Continental Journeys’ air-inclusive, eight-day/six-night package combines Warsaw, with its lovingly restored Old Town and dozens of cultural institutions, historic buildings, palaces and churches, with Krakow, whose rich history and preserved landmark buildings represents a synthesis of all things Polish. Priced at $899 to $1,249 per person, double, the trip offers a choice of tourist-class, first-class or deluxe hotels and daily...

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BikeToursDirect’s line-up for 2006

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Chattanooga, TN, January 2006 — BikeToursDirect, the one-stop resource for European bike tours, has unveiled its 2006 schedule of European bike tours with more than 150 cycling adventures in 27 countries. By working directly with local bike tour operators in Europe, BikeToursDirect is able to provide its clients with lower prices, the expertise of a local guide or company, a tremendous variety of itineraries and the convenience of hundreds of departures. The company handles all aspects of the booking process: reservations, payments and...

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