Monthly Archives: June 2017

Arroyo High School, San Lorenzo, CA – June 7, 2017

by George J Elbaum Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, across the bay from San Francisco, has a high diversity student body of approximately 1,900 students. It is organized into several “schools within a school,” and this is the 6th consecutive … Continue reading

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Public Junior High School named after Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, Grojec, Poland – June 1, 2017

by George J Elbaum Grojec is a town approximately 25 miles south of Warsaw with a current population of 15,000.  Prior to the Nazi invasion in 1939, its population of 11,000 was 50% Jewish, and in the preceding century it … Continue reading

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Mszczonow School Complex, Mszczonow, Poland – May 31, 2017 (PM)

by George J Elbaum Mszczonow is a town approximately 25 miles southwest of Warsaw with a current population of 6000. Its population was only slightly smaller in 1939 when the Nazis invaded it, and at that time 40% of it … Continue reading

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M.M. Kolbe Gymnazjum No. 2, Blonie, Poland – May 31, 2017 (AM)

by George J Elbaum Blonie is a town 15 miles west of Warsaw with a current population of approximately 13,000.  When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, Blonie’s population was 8700, of which 3000+ were Jewish.  For them, the Holocaust … Continue reading

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Gymnazjum No. 11, Warsaw, Poland – May 30, 2017 (PM)

by George J Elbaum During our visit to Warsaw’s Gymnazjum No. 11 it seemed that everything worked so well.  The staff was warm and welcoming, the students were well-prepared and enthusiastic, the library where I spoke was an intimate space with good acoustics, so … Continue reading

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Gimnazjum No. 32, Warsaw, Poland – May 30, 2017 (AM)

by George J Elbaum Gimnazjum No. 32 (named after poet Adam Asnyk) is located in Warsaw’s Praga district on the east bank of the Wisla river.  Our first visit to the school was in May 2014, which my wife and I remember very well because of the staff’s warm … Continue reading

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Gimnazjum No. 1, Warsaw, Poland – May 29, 2017 (PM)

by George J Elbaum My presentation at Gimnazjum No. 1 started quite normally, with an audience of approximately 100 students sitting on low benches in their gym, per the photo below.  It also ended quite normally, with many of the … Continue reading

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