Danny Ghitis: Land Of Os

The Polish town of Oswiecim

“For hundreds of years before the German occupation, Jews and Christians lived harmoniously in the town of about 12,000. After the war, the leftover chemical factory was exploited by the new communist regime and the town grew to about 50,000 inhabitants. Now in its fourth political chapter since the 1930s, Oswiecim hangs in the balance between rapidly developing Polish economy and its own uncertain future.” Thanks to Danny for photos and text.