Category Archives: Poland

The last chapter: Art and the preservation of memory

We’ve been to some memorable places and turned some dark pages in the history of the 20th century during this seminar. We ended it with a day emphasizing the role of artists in defining how that history is remembered. After … Continue reading

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Remembering and forgetting

The Kazimierz District of Krakow, or the Jewish Quarter, blends tradition with the avant garde. Just down the street from a centuries-old synagogue is a Cuban-themed bar with a picture of Che Guevara, that nation’s revolutionary “martyr” on the wall. … Continue reading

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A sense of who you are

Who am I? Individuals, and even nations, face such questions of identity at some point in their existence. And the answers help give purpose and meaning to that existence. Pretty deep stuff for an old sportswriter to be contemplating, but … Continue reading

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