Berlins City Hostel
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This place is walking distance to the major Berlin attractions
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... for the guards around the camp so it blocked off the camp as if it wasn't there. Some of the homes surrounding the camp are still owned by family members of soldiers from the SS. We spoke at length with our tour guide about the social dilemma and complexity of second and third generations of Nazi Germany and whether they should have any responsibilities for the atrocities carried out by their parents and grandparents.
Overall, visiting the camp was a sad, powerful, and heavy day for ...
... unoccupied until the sixties. Right before the building was rebuilt again, the Soviets had graffitied most of the inside walls of the building declaring how they had defeated Germany. When the Reichstag was built, all of the walls inside were covered with white paneling so all of the memories of the war were gone. In the 1990's the building was redone again as that is when Parliament finally moved back into the building from Bonn, Germany. All of ...
... the holiday period, and I think one group was an office Christmas party.
We both had excellent meals and then we sat and drink a couple more good German beers. The wait staff was very efficient and allowed me the kindness for practicing my German without too many interruptions. my language skills have been resurfacing quite well and I am understood. Tomorrow our plan will be to visit the old American crossing point called Check ...
... standing as a memorial on the Potsdamer Platz. The city has grown up around what used to be the dead zone between East and West such that you really could never recognize that the area had once been completely divided. Next to the Brandenburg Gate is the US Embassy (literally, right next to it), and beyond that is the Holocaust Memorial, which consists of slabs of cement of various heights stacked across an area encompassing an entire city block. Not far away ...
... bunkers painting propaganda-like pictures where SS soldiers looked strong & handsome and Jewish people looked weak & unattractive. The guide described how they are not sure yet what to do with this new information, and we may see the bunker soon open to the public. For now, however, the wounds are still too raw and it remains closed. We continued our tradition of packing picnic lunches and finding pretty places to stop. Today's picnic destination was ...