We visited and learned about the town in which he was born (Brisk), where he attended university and became a leader in the Betar youth movement (Warsaw) and to where he fled ahead of the Nazis and where he was arrested and sentenced to the gulag (Vilna). Of course, this included general information about the places and their Jewish and non-Jewish history.
A week earlier, we had a seminar with lectures:
We flew out overnight to Warsaw, landing on Friday morning. We went straight to the Museum.of the History of Poland's Jews
where we were received by the Director, Dariusz Stola
a museum with odd spellings
and filled with wonderful exhibits
Uri Tzvi Greenberg
and even Abba Achimeir
and even this
We then had a packed breakfast
A talk on the Rappaport relief:
and then along Zamenhof Street to the Heroes Walkway including Mila 18
and Pawel Frankel's marker there
and the Umschlagplatz
and the markings of the Ghetto wall
and then off the the Jewish Cemetery
where I said the Kaddish
at the grave of Stefan Wladislav
and finally, to the site where Menachem Begin debated [see p. 226ff] Ze'ev Jabotinsky during the Third Betar Convention in September 1938, the former Jewish students dormitory across in Praga at corner of Stefana Okzei and Józefa Sierakowskiego Streets :
and off the Westin Hotel for the Shabbat and our first meal at Pinchasi's Kosher Delight.
Kabbalat Shabbat and Arvit were recited at the restaurant. Shabbat came in 8-ish.
My roommate, Yechiel Fishson, for Netziv Betar Ukraine:
Part Two (to be uploaded soon): Nozyk Synagogue,
Warsaw University Law Faculty and the Old City.