If you to try to cross the road or step on the road at a point other than Zebra crossing on red indicator in Poland you can be detained by the police, you could be fined (3400 rupees) and put off in lock up for 24-hours. Warsaw is among the few cities where pedestrians may also suffer penalties. That was probably the reason, did not see single person crossing the road at the wrong place or on red indicator during four days.
Poland is a beautiful country in Eastern Europe, it’s one border matches Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and Lithonia and the other with Czech Republic and Slovakia, and the third border touches with Germany. Baltic Sea is in the north of it. It is among the few countries in the world whose borders are connected by seven countries. As in Europe and other developed countries, women are more visible here, they seems working everywhere, woman is big sign of development in any country of the world.
If you see more women in society, you see them appearing on roads, streets, bazaars, markets, railway and bus stations and airports and you see them walking on footpaths at midnight, you get to know it is safe, decent , even humble society and law and order is too extreme. Against this background you can evaluate the circumstances and the future of your community with great ease. I am against unveiled women, orders of veil are present in Allah’s sent four religions. You see Jew, Christian and Muslim women if they are religious then they should cover the head and also hide their body.
I have seen many Jewish, Christian nuns and Muslim women in the world dressed in scarf, loose coat and gowns. ‘The veil is very good but it is the reality no religion of the world stops woman to come out and participate in a career as an individual. In our country, 52 percent are women, there are ten million people, and 52 percent of those ten million people and how can you practice development by separating them from practical life. So we also have to understand individual women and to give them opportunities to work but it will not be possible as long as we do not make our own streets, squares, footpaths, bus stops and shopping centers safe for women. In our country five-years-old girl to 85-year-old woman is not safe, so how can we call ourselves civilized and progressive, but the Polish woman is safe, day or night they can be seen in society.
They people are very high in civilization and decency, talk in a soft voice and do not fight with each other. Inflation is lower than in Western Europe, hotels, restaurants and transport is cheap. Tourist take special interest in Poland, there are numerous reasons for this interest. Being the cheapest one is one reason, other reasons include history of Poland, Jews past and Krakow Old Town of Warsaw, strengthening of law and order, crime and lack of openness of society. You go out in the evening, and see restaurants, cafes and groups of people. The River Vistula flows in Warsaw, The River divides the city into two parts.
You go to the river at night you will see young men sitting on either side four to five kilometers of the river, they sit here until late at night. City police control but you do not see cops anywhere. Krakow is a tourist town, 80% of tourists coming to Poland must come Krakow. It is also known as Poland’s cultural capital. You see ancient church in every street in it. I have seen wonderful church in Krakow. I was standing between street, there was Church for the poor on right hand and Church for the rich on right hand. The Guide told me in the era of kings, only the rich could enter the church of princes while poor people church was for common people.
I was amazed at the contradiction, at least in Islam there is same mosque for poor and rich. In our religion the President, Prime Minister and peon at least offer prayer in one mosque, group or sometimes in a row. Pope John Paul II was a resident of Krakow, studied in the same city and remained Pope of the Christian world from April 2, 1978 to Oct 16, 2005. I went to his house and to the window where he stood up and show his face to general visitors. Krakow is the place to see the Jewish community, The Israeli restaurants run music in different languages of the world. Jews have made here hotels, inns, hostels and restaurants for visitors.
Police keeps patrol in Jewish neighborhood all the time. Two police officers were also standing in front of Senna Goga. They kept gazing me until I left the door of Senna Goga. The government has given the public numerous facilities. They supply hot water is the whole city of Warsaw. Warsaw’s municipal corporation has put two large water heating plants in the city. These plants provide hot water to the city. People do not have boilers in homes. They open hot water faucet is and get hot water for themselves. They use clean water, even for washing clothes and bathing and keep their house warm.
They laid Copper pipes in the floor. Hot water circulates in the pipes and it makes the house warm. Like most countries of Europe, Poland faucet water is worth drinking. You open up the faucet and drink water without fear. I tested it in Paris and Norway and last month in Georgia too. But I cannot make this mistake in Pakistan. Islamabad is Pakistan’s most beautiful and richest city. But in this city, let alone drinking faucet water you cannot even wash your face with it. Water Motors are set in half the homes of the city. But these motors are not able to provide drinking water, I wish our government to provide clean water to people in city, at least for the citizens of Islamabad to give drinking water suitable to human health but this is not included in our priorities. We can only give tension and death to people, we cannot give them happiness and health.
Warsaw University is worth watching. ‘It comes in the way from the new city to old city. Its a common gate on which is written the Warsaw University. If you enter, it seems a long compound containing various blocks. 56 thousand students study at the University But inside the campus does not seem any hootenanny. There are Department of different disciplines in right and left of University. Department’s buildings are located on the road but on the street do not see any traffic block or chaos. Traffic and people keep moving and if you are not informed you will not know you would walk up to the University Area. In view compared our educational institutions seem all-time in chaos, shaking the center of the flock, and live events. The people of the world build their houses where educational institutions, churches and cemeteries are building around because there is peace.
In our country, the plots are not sold located behind the left and right of the schools, colleges, universities, mosques and cemeteries. People are afraid to live there. If you ever pass through Lahore, Punjab University and Karachi University, it will be difficult for you to drive. If we cannot teach manners to university students to use zebra crossing, overhead bridge and underpass. Then how long in left in funeral of civilization and decency. Warsaw University Library is a masterpiece aesthetic tastes. The building is alive around the clock. Any time you go there, you’ll see people out there who read and Research. Library Exterior wall is a masterpiece. All major languages of the world are written on the wall ‘Arabic and Hindi is also included.
Two articles written on the wall of two languages most surprised me. First scientific language and the language of music. These two articles are written at the end of the wall and it proves that the world’s second last, language is the language of science. While the language of the music world’s ultimate. I agree Science and music language are really Deadline. You do not require a letter to understand and learn these languages. You just drag on the ground a few crooked lines and lines that criss cross they will become word and sound. Two women have a PhD on Asadullah Ghalib and Sultan Rahi in Warsaw. Sultan Rahi acted in most films in the world. It is included in Guinness World Record. He worked in 813 films in his 58-year life and shocked the world. He was killed on January 9, 1996 at the Grand Trunk Road near Lahore.
We could not arrest his killer. A Polish woman has a PhD on our artists whose phrase ‘ Molay nu mola na maray tay mola nai mar sakda’ is alive even after his death. Sultan Rahi died but their roles are still alive today and even if they die. The PHD on his personality will keep him alive forever. If not in Pakistan, they surely will stay alive in Poland. While other woman by doing PHD on Ghalib have taken poetry like “ Naqsh faryadi hai kis ki shokhi tehreer ka” to Poland. These two great PhD of achievements of are both Urdu and Punjabi.
I saw a strange house in the Old Town of Warsaw. That was an old building. There was no house on the right and left of the building. Both sides were empty plots. The guide said the building was ‘brothel’ library ‘ a hundred years ago. People have refused to settle in the neighborhood. So there left vacant plots from left to right, they are still empty. I laughed by seeing these plots. I thought perhaps our society will be clean and pure if we also refuse to settle with the bad guys.
Why you do injustice, You are victim
I finally asked Saliya and Andy a question and they were looking at each other in silence. And I felt in front of Warsaw’s Jewish Museum Two elderly women have been terrific.
Saliya, Miss Maine and Andy’s ages were 74 and 75 years. They and their Ancestors were Jewish. They lived in Russia. At the beginning of the last century they shifted from America to Moscow. Saliya’s parents reside in different States in the U.S. His family members are today scattered in three states in the U.S. However, her friend Andy lives in Florida City Miami. Jewish around the world must at least come once in Poland during their life. Krakow and Warsaw is another great destination for the Jewish community after Jerusalem. They definitely get tour in these two cities because of Jewish history and Jewish past. By 1939, most Jews lived in Poland. Their numbers were 3.5 million in Poland, Hitler occupied Poland in September 1939 and began the genocide of Jews in Poland. Krakow and Warsaw were centers of attention for Hitler. Warsaw city’s population at that time was 1.1 million. Three and a half lakh of them were Jews. After the Germans occupied Poland it was mandated for Jews to make blue sign of David on their homes, shops and stalls. Sign of David is a Special Jewish symbol. It is the star that you see on the flag of Israel or letterhead of Jewish companies. After the Germans order Jews were compelled to impose sign of ‘David’ in Warsaw and their properties in Krakow. They were also ordered to make their mark on their clothes and arms. Thus, all Polish-Jewish were in view of Germans. Hitler then took help of Jews in the Warsaw to build nine feet high, two feet wide and fifteen miles long wall. And made it impassable by putting the pieces of glass on the wall. And then three and a half million Jews of Warsaw, were pushed back against the wall.
They became prisoners in their own city. This was one third of the population of Warsaw. This one third of population quickly died daily. Person to survive requires daily dose of two thousand calories. Germans did food rationing for Jews and they were given only two hundred calories food. A million people out of Three and a half million Jews imprisoned behind the wall died of lack of food. The rest were becoming victims of infectious diseases. Hitler made special camps of Jews in Poland, Austria and Germany. Jews people has been shifted in these camps, there were gas chambers and electric ovens. Two thousand of them were put in gas chambers. They crossed the limits of life in a moment. And later their bodies were burnt in ovens. These people were murdered in the gas chambers Areas and their bodies were burnt the smell of gas and burning was spread around the camp and smoke was visible for miles. People were set special payjama and shirts in those camps. Today, 70 years have been passed for the tragedy but they still hate the color and design of those payjama. They do not like to touch this design. Poland, Austria and Germany still have this concentration camp, Jews have made them museums.
The museum has preserved the Jewish barracks. There are electric ovens, gas chambers and even their cry and sob. If you visit these camps you witness, hundreds of thousands of heart-wrenching pictures here, films and letters. And no matter how strong your heart, it will be difficult for you to handle your heart. And you will go down in Jewish victimhood. 2 million were killed out of 3.5 million Jews in Poland during Hitler’s era. Three lakh Jews were murdered in the city of Warsaw. Only those survived who were able to escape or become refugees in remote areas of Europe or somehow they who were given refuge by Christian or Muslim and they hid themselves in their basement. Survivors to maintain the strings of their life also ate mice, cats and dogs and even the flesh of their dead brothers. They lived four years in basements. They had hidden in gutters and underground sewage pipes. Even in 1944, Hitler’s armies began to retreat. There was an uprising against the Germans in Poland. Russian forces also fueled the rebellion. Russians assured the Polish people to take up arms against the Germans, We will support you and together we would set Poland free from Germans. Polish people rose up against the Germans, the Germans were retreating. But they decided to destroy the city of Warsaw before being retreated. The Germans planted dynamites in the city and cannons outside the city and the city was smashed. 80 percent of Warsaw fell to the ground. 0.2 Million people out of 1.1 million were survived they were also wounded and fugitive. You can see up conditions for the destruction of Poland in films made in the background of World War II. The remaining Jews were killed in the bombings.
It is said about the Jews are in Israel, in France or in the United States, they must somehow have concern with Poland. So they must come to Jerusalem after Poland. Poland fell in the Soviet Union after World War II. Its border touches with East Germany. Berlin is on Two-hour drive from Warsaw, This city was divided into two parts by Berlin Wall. There was East Germany on one side of the wall and West Germany on the other. West Germany was part of Europe, while the Soviet Union occupied East Germany. Russian establishment controlled East Germany from Warsaw. Soviet Union broke up in 1991. Poland became independent in July 22, 1944. In October 3, 1990 the Berlin Wall fell, East Germany joined West Germany again. History’s new era began, Poland became free. Warsaw came out with new force. Until then Surviving Polish Jews lived prosperous in Israel, France, Germany, Belgium, Holland and America. They come one by one in Poland and bought Lands, factories and property. There are three thousand Jews in Poland now. But three thousand Jews are stronger than Polish population because they controlled Polish economy, media, politics, stock exchange, transport and tourism. Jewish community center has established in Warsaw and Krakow. There are also large Jewish Museum, Siena Gog and restaurants. They are controlling Poland again.
I arrived in Warsaw on Monday, July 14 and went to Krakow city on July 16, There is oldest and great neighborhood of the Jews in the city of Krakow. Dozens of inn, hotels, motels, their Pubs, discos, Gog Siena and restaurants are in neighborhood. The Museum is also here. I stopped in front of a restaurant, then came the sound of singing in Urdu. I went on restaurants Reception and found out this restaurant is singing in all countries languages where Jewish populations are or were previously unbound. I researched and found there are Jews today in Karachi and Peshawar. The CD was produced by a female Jewish Singer of Karachi in her voice. That time hundreds of Jews of different ages were wandering in the street. They were wearing the uniforms of the Jews. They were kissing, wiping their face after touching and crying on walls of Sinagoga, in the street. Perhaps they were remembering the cruelty done on their ancestors. Saliya of Miami Miss Maine and Andy two days before in Warsaw were going through the same situation. They also were part of the tour in which I was included and we were looking for Warsaw’s history.
Warsaw was an exciting and beautiful city. Its history is actually on the wall. There was a musician in the city of Shophan who shaken roots of ancient traditional music. His dozens of statue still stands in the city. Madame Curie was born in the same town. The Madame Curie which in 1898, gave a new existence to science by discovering the Radium and Polonium. Pope John Paul II belonged to Poland, he was from Krakow. The city still has his house where he was born and the old church and where they were graduated and distributed peace. And there are buildings in Warsaw where for the first time in the world cutting trees was declared as offence. Where Europe’s first constitution was developed and where the world’s first Ministry of Education was founded. And where kings were elected through regular elections. But the main thing was the Jewish Museum and the Sinagoga and Memorial to the Jewish victims. Andy and Saliya were helpless at this point. Their eyes were wet. Young visitors came from Israel were sitting in front of Jews memorial. In front of the Monument young Jewish singer was singing in Hebrew. And Jews of Different ages were sitting on the ground in front of her listening sad song.
There was guitar in hand of Jewish singer. She was sitting on the steps becoming memorial sculpture. Young Jews were singing with her Saliya and Andy were standing near the crowd and they were also singing. When the song ended, I asked Saliya “Why are you so sad.” They both speak in same voice, it recalled the cruelty of the Germans. I then asked the question, in response to which both were silent. I asked them: You remember the atrocities of the Germans, then why you did become Hitler for Palestinian Muslims today. Why are you proving German for Palestinians today? Saliya and Andy looked at each other and silently bowed their heads.