Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Week of National Mourning

The recent events hit Poland's heart hard with the loss of many prominent figures resulting in a week of national mourning. Flags, pictures and candles cover the ground in front of the Katyń memorial in Krakow, located right in front of my language school. All over Poland, memorials both big and small are on display.
Today, there was a procession through the city ending with a ceremony at the memorial. Taking a break from our speaking midterm exam, my fellow classmates and professors watched from the window as those who were lost were honored, as well as commemorating the historical event of Katyń. A true tragedy within a tragedy. The crowd was filled with hundreds of people young and old. Below are pictures from today.

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3 comments:

  1. What a time to be in Poland. I know it is so tragic and heartbreaking, but it is something you will never forget. I hope all is well with you. I know we haven't talked in awhile, but I was thinking about you with all this in the news and I miss you!

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