The silver tomb of St. Stanislaus is the centerpiece of Wawel Cathedral, which was the coronation and burial site of virtually all Polish rulers since the 14th century. St. Stanislaus was murdered by Polish King Boleslaw the Bold in 1079.
Oswiecim (Auschwitz) and Krakow June 29th 2008 The last day of our trip through Poland, we stopped in the town of Oscwiecim, which in German is Auschwitz. It is of course home to the famous Nazi concentration camps. It is not always clear from the information seen in a TV documentary or read in a book, but there are actually three Auschwitz camps close to one another. The main camp has been preserved and turned into the Auschwitz museum. I ... read more
Europe » Poland » Lesser Poland » Auschwitz Poland is an ancient nation that was conceived near the middle of the 10th century. Its golden age occurred in the 16th century. During the following century, the strengthening of the gentry and internal disorders weakened the nation. In a series of ... ... read more
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