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... Then other prisoners would collect them and put them into the pit waiting for the crematorium. The Nazis never had to see their faces. They did have a small gas chamber, but it was used for experiments. They had a window which the scientists could look through while they released different gases and recorded what happened, so that they can use these chemicals in the death camps.
We then went to the pathology building where each prisoner that died ...
... with someone else. Still Anita was satisfied that if anyone came on and insisted that we were in our seats we had seats we could move to and insist were ours. In the end we stayed put and enjoyed four seats between the two of us all the way to Berlin.
At Berlin hbf we found a mobile shop and got a SIM card to cover our time in Germany, picked up some more Euro and caught a local train to Berlin ...
... the underground and made our way to Kruezburg for breakfast and then crossed over the Spree river to the East Side gallery. We strolled along a 1.3km section of the Berlin Wall who's Eastern face has art works painted by 105 artists in 1990 as a monument to peace. Whilst in Berlin we have stayed in the Luise Arteskunst Hotel, a hotel which has a boundary wall about 1 metre from the railway line. This railway was, between 1961 and 1989, the only railway crossing from the east ...
... that really stood out to me on this tour was the Jew memorial. Just incredible. There were 600 concrete blocks all different sizes representing all the Jews who lost their lives during that hideous time. It was the strangest feeling being amongst the large concrete blocks as you felt vulnerable and lost, but at least we knew how to get out! We then biked through teir gardens and they were beautiful. Best bike ride, there was a warm breeze blowing through the ...
... and repeated the previous day's meal of chicken, rolls and salad.
Later we took a bus back downtown to watch a laser light show at the Bundestag that traces the history of the German democracy. It was a good show. After that, we hit the subways and a bus to get back to the hotel.
Wednesday in Berlin, it was time for a boat tour. I was up and across the street for a coffee by 7:15. By 9:30 the rest of the entourage was ...