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  • Just a few blocks from this shopping mall in Warsaw, man’s inhumanity to man was at its worst. Some 72 years ago, about 400,000 Jews were segregated into a small area which forever will be known as the Warsaw Ghetto. I have been the Warsaw three times, one of which included a heart-shattering trip to Auschwitz. Lodged between Germany and Russia, there is an overarching gloom of resolve that permeates the human condition in this wonderful, beautiful birthplace and resting place of my fellow Jews who, like me, are beneficiaries of an odd cultural artifact known as the Diaspora.
    As you watch Euro 2012, a triumph of Poland’s will to become a great land for growth and prosperity, don’t forget those whose spirits hover over this magnificent stadium. Beauty and memories of terror live side by side; one is a new, bright, shiny object while the other is a haunting spirit that should forever glow in the hearts of those who must never forget.
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