Poland Poland Poland
5 November 2014
Here I am at the Warsaw ghetto bawling my eyes out thinking about all the terrible things that went on during the war. Human’s murdering humans by the millions. My poor mother-in-law and all her family stuck inside these walls on 250 calories a day, thrown into Auschwitz and ending up in Sweden, where she met her husband and then finally finding a home in Finland. The Polish residents of Warsaw are just as baffled as we are and two generations later we are all still trying to work out what the hell happened!
All I wanted to do was go back home to my beloved England but bit by bit a sense of the nasty past disappeared and I started to see a different Warsaw, one that was steeped in a charming and different history.
I started my journey at the Museum of Modern Art where I met with Joanna Mytkowska, the Director to be shown around ‘Private Settings.’