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Tagged With: Poland

HOTSPOTS The Stalowa in Warsaw …

THE STALOWA IS NOT A SMALL STREET IN POLAND’S CAPITAL. It was an ugly thing in communist times, the center of the steel district (stalow = steel). But – the Germans didn’t destroy the Stalowa in World War II, therefore Roman Polanski filmed „The Pianist“ in this rare relict of Warsaw’s pre-war architecture. That’s not … Weiterlesen »

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CAFES When in Warsaw, snack in Wilenska 3!

THIS QUARTER OF WARSAW IS NOTHING SPECIAL, the street, Wilenska, is without clear and welcoming identity. Just remember: Poland’s capital was razed in World War II. Therefore go straight to No. 3, there you’ll find the Cafe „Wilenska 3“. A strange place: Wall decorations from the 1970s, music from the 1980s, furniture late Art Deco … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVEL Finally There Is a Usable Map …

I KNOW I’M IN COMMON WATER! There is no one out there who hasn’t cursed the traditional road maps. The usual ones, the ordinaries, the one which grow into a wad after more than one use. Unfold them, try to find what you are looking for – and by simply unfolding or re-folding it, it … Weiterlesen »

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HISTORY Moments You Never Forget …

He was a friendly, good looking, even erudite monster, this Rudolf Höss from the paradisic spa Baden-Baden in Germany. From 1940 to 1943 he was the commandant of the KZ Auschwitz and during his reign of terror 2,43 million jews (Höss himself confessed) were killed, often by himself. After the war Germany extradited him to … Weiterlesen »

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NOBILITY A Conversation Piece … (No. 36)

How strong is nobility in reality? Well, in monarchies the Blueblooded play still an at least optically dominant role. In true democracies they are relicts of a glorious past. But how many people belong to the nobility in countries with an aristocratic past? The figures are astonishing: In Japan, a country with an emperor and … Weiterlesen »

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AUCTION The Critic At Large … (No. 3)

On eBay Poland a Yellow Star was offerend, the Mark of Cain, the Jews had to wear in the streets and the getto of Warsaw (and all over Europe). The Nazis forced them to the Star of David and I wanted to buy this precious surviving piece, for me the highest medal of courage ever … Weiterlesen »

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