The Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw is a bit of a surprise. In the middle of the city that once had 300,000 Jews who had been there for centuries, it’s now … Read more
We had never heard of the Rumbula Massacre until we visited the Latvian Museum of the Occupation in Riga. (Great museum, terrible website, btw.) The museum itself is an eye … Read more
As we travel around northern Europe, we tend to head for remote coastlines. On so many of them, we’ve found the remains of German coastal batteries from World War II. … Read more
Our itineraries often seem to diverge into two distinct categories: culture (particularly art and religion) and history (usually war.) This trip to Belgium has been much more the latter. I don’t mean to suggest Belgium lacks the former, although it does have large Protestant parts and the Protestants, except for the Anglicans, just don’t do over the top iconography like the Catholics.
We had lunch with a real Berliner today and we solicited her opinions on what were the best things to see in Berlin. The first out of her mouth was … Read more
My father was a World War II veteran. He saw some terrible things that he would never talk about. He was at Omaha Beach, Bastogne, the Huertgen Forest and participated … Read more