kathryne goes to france


Berlin Memorials
1 March 2007, 9:57 am
Filed under: berlin, college, europe, germany, study abroad, travel

Forgetting about the past is impossible in Berlin. This may be a gross mispropriation, but it almost seems odd that so many memorials and museums exist for cruelties of the past, when during the time, all of Germany was involved in perpetuating these regimes. The Nazis, anti-Semitism, extreme socialism. Build it up together and tear it down together. Ex: book burning. It’s like the Germans collectively endorsed such actions and now collectively renounce them. Did they need the experience to know it was wrong? How much of it was the people’s choice? How informed were they when they were making their decisions?

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