Post-travels blog reboot

Despite my best efforts, I was unable to resume daily posts during the three days remaining in my trip after the conference. It's a week later now, and I am home working through all my material including the missing days in Starogard and Gdansk. I am not going to try to recreate the immediacy of the daily reports but will highlight the most important developments, including both my on-site experience with further research accomplished since. I am also working on a series of video-blogs from several locations on the trip, including reports from the Starogard Jewish cemetery and the lower city area of Gdansk. When I get those posted, you'll have an excellent idea of my daily experiences during the final leg of my trip. I'll start by posting several emails sent to family members during the last several days.