I am happy to report a safe return trip from Poland. The last day was spent exploring Warsaw, including the Miele 18 memorial to the ghetto fighters and the Jewish cemetery, where all the original markers had been dessimated. There was a very touching memorial to the children lost in the Holocaust.
Warsaw was 90% destroyed in WWII — within weeks of the war ending in 1945. So the whole city has been built since 1945 — using photos of the original city. We in America cannot truly imagine that kind of loss and destruction. Let’s use the New Year to remember how lucky we are and make sure we use our resources to make the whole world a safer place.