Tag Archives: Warsaw

The Old Town Marketplace in Warsaw (Rynek Starego Miasta)

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Warsaw is the Old Town Marketplace (Rynek Starego Miasta). Destroyed by the Nazis during World War II, this historical location was rebuilt according to the original plans using, as much as possible, the original bricks. Continue reading

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The Central Archives of Historical Documents in Warsaw

Much of my time in Warsaw was spent in the Central Archives of Historical Documents (AGAD). Continue reading

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W Barze Mlecznym (In the Milk Bar)

During this past week, I had lunch in a milk bar (bar mleczny). I don’t remember whether or not I had had a meal in a milk bar during my previous trip to Poland (at that time, I didn’t even know that milk bars existed, much less what they were), but my experiences in the Bar Under the Barbikan (Bar Pod Barbakanem) in Warsaw will be ones to remember. Continue reading

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Mogę móvić po Polsku!

I can speak Polish! Today I held my first conversations completely in Polish. The converations weren’t much at all, but still I did not resort to English. Continue reading

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A Blanket, a Cat, and a Form

I spent most of the day at the Archives with my cousin Christa today. For the most part, we searched through books of Polish Court Records and did, indeed, find records of our families. Continue reading

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