The wall and gate

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After stopping in Iceland, and then moving to the Netherlands, and then searching for an apartment, we ran off to Berlin for a conference. So because I was here for a conference – we didn’t get to do much tourism but Wes and I stayed and extra day to wander around to see the sights. We saw the wall remnants, holocaust memorial, checkpoint charlie, brandenburg gate, and the park above the alleged spot where hitler killed himself. One very beautiful thing was every so often on the sidewalk we would see these gold colored squares. These were called stumbling stones. Each one had a name of someone who had been taken by Nazi’s. They were in the sidewalk outside the locations where the people lived before they were taken. It was a very beautiful reminder.

stolperstein
stolperstein or stumbling stone

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