Tuesday, August 31, 2010
In fact, we went from Poland to Germany to Czech to Austria to Slovakia to Hungary. We had to show our passports only once, to the German police, on the train from Warsaw to Berlin.
It is an impressive feat. Particularly considering that in the pass 100 years, these countries have been involved in both World Wars, and the Cold War. Mostly on opposite sides. When people are determined, they are capable of living together peacefully. But hatred and cruelty and evil are not far from the surface. Just witness what happened at the former Yugoslavia, the Caucasus, and elsewhere.