Wawel Castle

Today we visited the Wawel Castle, which is where the Polish kings used to reside. The most recent king lives in Warsaw. It was a very beautiful and interesting place; it had a lot of tapestries and paintings from the 16th century, and most of the ceilings were original from when the castle was built. I did not learn much about the German presence in Poland from this trip, however, it was mentioned that the Nazi’s used this castle as a communication center/headquarters. During that time the Polish took all of the valuable things from the castle and transferred them to a safe place in Canada because they were afraid of what the Germans would do with all of those artifacts. This allows me to concur that they did not think highly of them at this time.

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