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Memorial to victims of the holocast

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In my past post, I showed pictures of Schindler’s factory. Schindler managed to protect many Jewish people during the Nazi occupation in Krakow. Today’s photo is about some Jewish people who did not survive. It says:

“The place of reflection on the martyr’s death of 65,000 Polish citizens of Jewish origin from Cracow and surroundings who were killed by the Nazis during World War II”

Sobering. If you want to visit it, it is in Szeroka Street – at the bottom of the small square in the Jewish quarter.

Mostert’s Mill

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Mostert’s Mill was built in 1796 in Cape Town, and it is the only surviving windmill in Cape Town. It is perched on the side of the M3 freeway – just below the University of Cape Town, and is passed by thousands of cars every day. I have driven past it (quite literally) thousands of times myself. But when driving past I just get a glimpse. When running past I get time to pause, take a look and appreciate the wonderful skill that must have gone into the making of the mill. Luckily for me the mill is on one of my favourite running routes when I do some training in the Rondebosch area.

Occasionally they set the sails and the mill can be seen in operation – just like it was over 200 years ago.

More details are at http://www.mostertsmill.co.za/

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