When travelling in Europe or to Israel I like to sneak in a long stopover in another country in order to get to see new places. Last time, we stopped in Warsaw. We arrived in the morning and left in the evening. There are lockers...

The Jewish Cemetery in Warsaw is huge. It is spread over 33.6 hectares and there are over 200,000 people buried there. The cemetery was established in 1799 and the first burial was in 1807. Right from the beginning the cemetery had separate burial areas for...

The Nozyk Synagogue is Warsaw’s sole surviving synagogue used before the Holocaust. It was built in 1902 by Zalman and Rivka Nozyk and stands as a reminder of Jewish life in Warsaw. The building was damaged during an air raid in 1939. It survived WWII...

The Umschlagplatz, the area in Warsaw where the Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto were gathered in order to be deported to Treblinka Concentration Camp has a unique monument. The memorial has a unusual design. The outside wall just has a black strip going across the upper...

I visited Prague during an extended stopover on the way to Israel. At that time, the airline provided us with a hotel stay, so I am therefore unfamiliar with the best way to get from the airport into town. What I do know is...