- Note the URL here, petrginzplaces.blogspot.com. The name honors a Prague child, Petr Ginz, who kept a succinct diary of events, and his family life, during WWII. I think he would have been interested in the places and topics here. He was also a budding artist, with one of his drawings lost with the American Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003. Film: The Last Flight of Petr Ginz. He was held at Theresienstadt, died at Auschwitz. In particular, he writes of the assassination of Nazi Reinhard Heidrich and its aftermath. See the ambush scene at the film, Operation Daybreak. We learned of him after our return from the Czech Republic.
I. Transitions. With ever-changing current events, travels and interests, I am updating this site to include selected new material. Pack up some old, bring out some new. Add new countries to the travel list, Russia in 2015 and Norway in 2013, for example.
II. Focal points.
Travel domain remains, with its comprehensive list of sites for countries visited during our improvised road trips, my son and me. Europe Road Ways.
War sites remain: explore war theory, war's underpinninings that foster its repetition: See Studying War Hub. Origins of Conflict. For specific battles, see Studying Wars. Battlegrounds: Events, Places, The Mind.