Berliner Dom, the Cathedral of Berlin, is located on Spree Island at the center of Berlin.
Up close look at the beautiful dome and cross
Built in 1790, the Brandenburg Gate is one of the most famous landmarks in Germany. In 1806, Napoleon marched through the gate to celebrate his victory over Prussia. Although it was used by the Nazi party as a symbol of power, today it stands as a symbol of unity.
Stolperstein, “stumbling block” in German: cobblestone sized brass memorials throughout Europe symbolize individual victims of the Nazi regime.
Humiliated/Disenfranchised, Escaped into Death on April 2nd, 1943
Deported in 1943,
Murdered in Auschwitz//
Charlotte Kroner, Born Leichmann, Humiliated/Disenfranchised, Escaped into Death Jan. 31st, 1943
World famous Checkpoint Charlie, the most important Cold War checkpoint between East and West Berlin.
The largest remnant of the Berlin Wall today is home to the East Side Gallery, immortalizing the political paintings of a frustrated nation during the Cold War.
St. Hedwig’s Cathedral is home to the archbishop of Berlin. During WWII, after publicly praying for the deliverance of the Jewish population of Berlin, a representative of St. Hedwig’s was jailed and died on the way to Daschau concentration camp. It was heavily damaged during the bombing of Berlin, but today stands completely restored.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, otherwise known as the Holocaust Memorial, honors the 6 million murdered Jews of the Second World War. It is made of 2,711 concrete “coffins” and is meant to represent a “supposedly orderly system that has lost touch with human reason.”
The rows of “coffins” form rows of melted snow, basically a contoured ice skating rink
The Parliament building of Germany, with the inscription “Dem Deutschen Volke” (To The German People)