Ghost Tracks, Stones of Remembrance, and a Reborn City Looking Westward

The second and last day of this trip extension saw Paul and Mary Blair join me for a tour of Treblinka, the death camp about 2 hours outside of Warsaw – where more than 800,000 people (mostly Jews) were exterminated by the Nazi Operation Reinhardt. I shall say no more. Here are some pictures:

Then, we made our way to Warsaw and enjoyed a little taste of what this rebuilt city has to offer – a brief glance left me with the firm impression that it (and Poland), though clearly maintaining their unique culture, are clearly looking westward. Here are some pics:

Tomorrow we head back home.