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Subject: [Leica] Nathan's PAW 52/53: Finishing the year
From: kididdoc at (Steve Barbour)
Date: Wed Jan 5 13:47:13 2005
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thanks Nathan for another moving and beautifully 
illustrated chapter...Steve

Nathan Wajsman wrote:

> Back from holiday, I am slowly catching up. My last PAW from 2004 takes 
> us to my hometown in Denmark, ?rhus, and then to the city where I was 
> born, Wroclaw (Breslau), Poland.
> I went to ?rhus just before Christmas to spend a couple of days with my 
> best friend Lars. However, this trip was different, because I also met 
> up with some classmates from primary school, whom I had not seen since 
> the 1970s. The main picture is one of those people. Lone was the 
> prettiest girl in our class, but unfortunately her heart belonged to 
> Donny Osmond (we are talking 1976 here, folks!). Here she is, 27 years 
> later:
> That evening, Lars made pizza for dinner, and his little niece helped 
> out. Here she's got something on her hands:
> ...and here she is disposing of it as a child would do:
> I then went on to Poland. Like some other cities in the former Communist 
> block, Wroclaw is one big construction zone:
> I spent Christmas and New Year with my sister and her husband. One of 
> our tasks was to go through my father's photo albums and decide what to 
> keep--not an easy job:
> During a walk on Wroclaw's central square, Rynek, I spotted these two 
> ladies in conversation:
> Finally, we visited the Jewish cemetery in Wroclaw. The city belonged to 
> Germany until 1945, so all graves from the pre-war period were inscribed 
> in German (and Hebrew); then a long break, until graves inscribed in 
> Polish begin to appear around 1947-48. But the strangest (for me, 
> anyway) experience was to look at the World War I memorial, with the 
> names of the Wroclaw/Breslau Jews who had fallen on the battlefield, 
> fighting for Germany:
> The complete PAW index is at:
> and comments/critique are always welcome and appreciated. First PAWs of 
> 2005 will be posted tomorrow.
> Nathan

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