Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Wolfschanze (Wilczy Szaniec or Wolf’s Lair) in Gierłoż Forest – Hitler’s World War 2 Hideout

So firstly thanks to my reader vote for September 2017 for sending me here to Wilczy Szaniec in Gierłoż Forest near Kętrzyn. This was another poignant, sombre and fitting trip for my journeys and of course one to feature on my contiguous “Nigdy Więcej Wojny” series. So what was this trip all about?? Bluntly put Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Wolfschanze (Wilczy Szaniec or Wolf’s Lair) in Gierłoż Forest – Hitler’s World War 2 Hideout[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Birkenau German Nazi Concentration Camp

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Birkenau Auschwitz II German Death Camp

In my Nigdy Więcej Wojny series, I cover my stories from Poland’s horrific past. Sadly, these German Death Camps are real. Germans really came here to overwork, maim and kill Polish people. It is just so sad. On my first visit to Krakow in 2015, this was one of those travel days with a more Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Birkenau Auschwitz II German Death Camp[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Westerplatte, Where World War 2 Began

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Westerplatte, Where World War 2 Began

“Nigdy więcej wojny / Never More War” – Westerplatte, Poland. “Masked gunmen shouted trick or treat; then opened fire” – UTV news report in Greysteel, Northern Ireland (Halloween Night, 1993). It was another poignant journey for me as I headed to Westerplatte – the peninsula in Gdańsk, Poland where World War II began, although officially Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Westerplatte, Where World War 2 Began[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Auschwitz German Death Camp

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Auschwitz German Death Camp

“Arbeit Macht Frei” – German motto, taken from Lorenz Diefenbach. (the old lie, German bull*hit – “work brings freedom”) German Death Camps in Poland. Ouch, horrible places, but I cover them on here. Before I get down to the business of writing about my tour to Auschwitz German Death Camp, it’s important to note that Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Touring Auschwitz German Death Camp[…]

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Visiting the Polish Post Office in Gdańsk

Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Visiting the Polish Post Office in Gdańsk

“Close your eyes. Clear your heart. Cut the cord” – The Killers. Life continues to provide us with ups and downs on the journey and Poland has been through a lot so this series aims to highlight the history and the torn past and attempt to find a peace and a bit of freedom for the future. Read more about Nigdy Więcej Wojny: Visiting the Polish Post Office in Gdańsk[…]