Grand City Hotel Berlin East
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... and the TV tower in Berlin. The Berlin Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings I have seen. It is absolutely massive, and very ornate. When it is not being occupied on Sundays you can walk all around in it and go to the roof to look over the city. The Cathedral was definitely the highlight of the city for me. The TV tower is also interesting just because of how high it is. It gives terrific views of the entire city. Unfortunately there ...
... many mass shootings and transfers to concentration camps. I already knew most of it, but seeing the pictures put it all in persepective again.
The next part of the museum was the best part. It was a darkly-lit room, with white plaques on the floor. Each plaque had a portion of a letter or postcard that was written by a Jew before going to a concentration camp. They were incredibly moving. Please read the ones in the pictures I posted.
There was also ...
... any disability (e.g. Epilepsy) or a-social leanings (e.g. Homosexuals, social democrats, communists), and eventually anyone who did not totally conform to the Nazi ideals and behaviour, e.g. Not doing the salute to any official or soldier. This was cruel long but important to do and continued on the terrible history from the Holocaust museum two days ago. Again there were particular stories or photos that distressed me most. The photo of ...
... of us speak Esperanto that was what we spoke most of the time.
The venue was superb - a humongous pizza restaurant. All wooden tables, Italian speaking waiters, and draught beer. But it was the beautiful expanse of the place that I found so appealing. Perfect for Thursday Esperanto.
Chuck had me laughing me head off when I made some comment about German humour... he switched to English and said 'careful, the Germans take their humour ...