How to cross the Yugoslavian border in 1990: “Everybody who speaks German, come with us. Sprichst du Deutsch? Come with us.” We join the brigade of angry Germans, marching toward the front.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: Souvenir of Poland
If you look puzzled, or answer in your clearest English, “I’m sorry, I don’t understand, kid, I’m from Minnesota,” he will call in the troops: “Marek! Krzysztof! Piotr! Chodzi tu!” Each kid has a deck of postcards, a map of the city or a booklet about the cathedral…each costing one dollar.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: Klinika M. Kopernika, Łódź
Polish hospitals are not much for ice when it comes to post-op recovery, I discover later Tuesday afternoon, lying alone in my bed back in 538. No ice, no water. No nothing, just me, my bed, a couple of roommates.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: Auschwitz #821
Listen the history of Auschwitz, the whole history of Auschwitz in one man’s brain.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: Cityscape: Gdańsk
Gdańsk is, with Kraków, Budapest, Paris, Berlin and Prague, one of Europe’s great old cities.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: The Fog Machine
Gradually one learns the first lesson of Poland: “Spoko, spoko. Easy, easy.” You get there when you get there. If you get there.
Poland in Transition 1989-1991: The Mazowiecki Fund
Can I imagine a George Bush Fund? A Dan Quayle Fund? Even a Ted Kennedy or a Dan Rostenkowski Fund? How many Americans, old or young, would donate their wedding bands, or even their talents “for the good of the Republic”?