Our retracing of the journey began on July 1st 2013, from Lviv (Lwow). Equipped with the diary text and audio-visual quipment, we joined the train in comfortable sleeping cars, unsure of what we would see, think or feel.

The reason behind out trip was to explore the places recounted in family myth. Lwow (Lviv) was the centre of their pre-war lives from which the were exciled for ever. From their tales it had the aura of the metropolis of a golden age, an Athens of Eastern Europe.