Travel Blogs from Berlin
... What about the people who cannot travel? The people that we see on
the streets everyday begging for food? How can we even feel
disheartened for even a second given how lucky we are. How fortunate
we are not to be in a situation where we have to beg. How fortunate
we are not to have to worry where our next meal is coming from. We
are among the most fortunate people in the world. We can never forget
that. We can never forget that this trip is ...
... Words cannot expressed nor can pictures portray the experience.
Just a few facts you all might find interesting:
-In the town of Oranienburg the first concentration camp was set up in Prussia in 1933. Local SA storm troopers took over a disused brewery in the middle of the town. Over 3,000 prisoners, mostly opponents of the National Socialists, were humiliated, maltreated & some ...
... completely demolished in WW2. It was partially reconstructed in 1988 with a glass section that forms a museum housing information about the Synagogue's history and the Jewish community.
Shopped locally - dinner. Early start tomorrow for tour of Reichstag.
Tuesday - Dienstag
First in line to book a time for Reichstag! 12:30pm - so went for another stroll around Berlin. Many beautiful shops and a lot of construction! New apartments, a new subway ...
... walking tour of Berlin started. The tour began with an account of how Berlin was founded. We then went for a stroll along the famous Unter den Linden boulevard, passing the University and Opera House and found out where the Nazi students burnt books in May 1933. We also got to see the War Memorial (Neue Wache), the State Library where Albert Einstein once worked, the Brandenburg Gate, the new Holocaust Memorial and we got to visit the site of Hitler's bunker. We ...
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