It was a sunny day but we took our rain ponchos just in case; turned out to be a smart move later as it sprinkled off and on. Seems to be the same weather pattern for a while now with temperatures in the mid 60’s and rain most days. Not sure if I've brought enough cold weather clothing and we're only a couple of weeks into the trip. We'd both thought it'd be considerably warmer at least until the end of August.
Boundaries of the wall were commemorated
with cast iron plates set in pavement.
| Headstone of Zamenhof, founder of Esperanto,|
the universal language designed to eliminate war on
grounds of disagreements between users of different languages.
|Umschlagplatz: Beginning on |
of Jews to the Treblinka death camp departed from
this square. The monument is the shape of a cattle
car as that was the mode of transport. 448 names
Museum of the History of Polish Jews:
Located across the square from the Ghetto Monument;
we didn’t go in what we thought w as a very attractive
building. We were both struck how very attractive the old
looking buildings are in the downtown core; certainly every
bit as appealing as the Smithsonian in DC; the newer
skyscrapers are equally stunning, we both thought;
again, very unlike those we saw in Berlin.