By Mel Pearlman

Pilgrimage to Poland - Part 8


August 25, 2023

The City of Warsaw was ravaged in WWII by the Nazis, who destroyed close to 95 percent of all its buildings including museums, historical landmarks, churches, and of course synagogues. The Warsaw Ghetto in which the Jews courageously fought the Nazis was reduced to rubble.

Once liberated from Soviet domination, having prospered economically from European Union membership and increased national security under the umbrella of NATO, Poland undertook a major rebuilding of its war-torn country.

As our tour bus entered the city at dusk we were met by a modern city with gleaming skyscrapers, wide bou...

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