In Poland, signs of renewed Jewish life

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KRAKOW, Poland — “Warsaw,” I said, skittish about my impending travel plans. “I mean, it’s got the word war in it,” I told my brother. “And saw,” he added. In fact, my reaction seemed pretty typical. It seemed each time I told someone I was off to Poland, eyebrows would climb in response as if […]

  • Barbara Flejter

    Good grief Rachel,

    You write as if the Poles were responsible for the Holocaust and for what happened to the Jews in Poland. Did you forget that it was the Germans who decided to exterminate the Jews, Gypsies and other non-Aryan undesirables, many of whom were Poles. Poland was an occupied country when the atrocities occured. It was Germany that tried to destroy Western Civilization not once but twice.

    Fear not the Poles. We may be a contentious lot but we’re hospitable and have a great sense of humor.