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Eoghan Harris: A tour and a testimony in the cold Polish winter

Published 31/01/2010 | 05:00

The tour bus calls before first light. It is bitterly cold. Krakow, the most beautiful city in Poland, is hunched down in the dark depth of winter.

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The bus leaves the city behind. The winter sun wakes and strobes through the forests of tall spare trees, standing like stripped telegraph poles on the snow-covered plains.

Tibi, one of our tour guides, is 80 years of age, but full of boyish beans. He has the hooked nose, bronzed face and hard-bitten humour of a Roman gladiator. He has a tale to tell.

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