My father is first-generation American; his mother was born in 1900, in what is now known as the country of
. In September 2008, before I began researching my family’s history, my husband and I traveled to Poland . Over the course of 10 days, we visited the cities of Wrocław and Kraków, with day trips to Częstochowa, Oświęcim (the location of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps), and Wadowice, the boyhood home of Pope John Paul II. Poland
|Wawel Castle, Krakow|
We logged miles in every city, touring the sights.
In Krakow, as we walked from our apartment up the hill to Wawel Castle, we came upon the Baroque Church of St. Bernard’s.