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Re: The Memorials of Berlin - Part 2

George G. ·
Excellent coverage and photos Jonathan. If I have a return trip to Berlin, these places will absolutely be on must see list.
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Re: The Memorials of Berlin - Part 2

Jonathan L ·
Thank you.
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Re: 20-year anniversary for 'Stolpersteine' memorials

DrFumblefinger ·
I found them very thoughtful and moving memorials. By placing them in the pavement, people keep polishing them with their feet. As I've said before, there's no people I know that have faced the crimes of their past generations the way today's Germans face their Nazi infamy.
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Re: 20-year anniversary for 'Stolpersteine' memorials

HistoryDigger ·
I love this project and spend my time looking for Stolperstein when I travel in Europe.
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

Bluragger ·
Reiner was such a dutiful letter writer that we have this info allowing us to retrace these steps. Amazing resources - Reiner's letters and Whit's dogged research. Loving this story more each day.
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

Mac ·
This makes a fascinating read, well done! My father-in-law Hans Esser was from Cologne (had sung as part of the choir in Cologne cathedral) and served on submarines (unwillingly) during the 2nd W.W. war. Their sub was attacked several times and finally they were forced to surrender. He was taken prisoner and interned in England. The prisoners then helped on the local farms which was where he met his future wife Vera. They married just after the end of the war and had the difficult privilege...
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

HistoryDigger ·
Mac-TG Guru--Fascinating story, yours. Your parents' romance reminds me of such fictional stories in the British series Foyle's War . Have you seen that? The show highlights romance between German POWs and English farm girls. I would love to know more of your father's history. I also wish I could interview your father or find other elderly residents who remember life here during the war. So much better when it comes from a resident than from a historian who was not here then. How long were...
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

PHeymont ·
Thank you for the continuing story, and especially to the link for the Stolpersteine. It is so important (I keep saying this!) for us to remember the people more than the "leaders," and not allow them to become mere numbers.
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

Travel Rob ·
Whitney your story about Reiner and retracing his steps gets people thinking about their own life and family too, so beyond being fascinating history, it's very relevant to us all.25 years ago this summer I went through an incredible ordeal in Europe. Your journey for Reiner has me thinking back to that time and has me thinking of retracing some steps too.Keep it up and thank you!
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Re: Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

HistoryDigger ·
Travel Rob, I hope we will hear more about your ordeal. You've got me hooked with that teaser line.
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Hunt for Nazi treasure train gets serious

PHeymont ·
Polish soldiers clearing the area of mines   After 70 years of rumors about a treasure-laden train hidden in Poland by retreating German armies, authorities may (they hope!) be close to finding the truth.   With help from the Polish Mining...
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The Memorials of Berlin, Part 1

Jonathan L ·
There are many memorials to the victims of the Nazi regime in Germany. Jonathan L introduces us to some of the smaller, lesser-known ones in Berlin.
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The Memorials of Berlin - Part 2

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L continues his exploration of the Berlin memorials dedicated to those murdered by the Nazis
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Finding Reiner #3: Inside Old Shadows

HistoryDigger ·
My “Finding Reiner” blog continues to be a challenge in crossing historical time zones. Reiner’s old letters describe his school and neighborhood, and I search 1940s maps and the Internet to find my route to his past. If I had...
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20-year anniversary for 'Stolpersteine' memorials

PHeymont ·
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the Stolpersteine—stumbling blocks—that have become a familiar and poignant reminder of the victims of the Nazi Holocaust.
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Fuhrerbunker, Berlin, Germany

Ottoman ·
This unremarkable parking lot sits atop a very remarkable piece of history...the Fuhrerbunker.
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Kaprun Dam, Austria

Ian Cook ·
The Kaprun dams and power plant near Salzburg are a popular visitor attraction with beautiful views and a troubling past.
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Re: Fuhrerbunker, Berlin, Germany

DrFumblefinger ·
I am glad that there is no monument or memorial at the site. An empty dirt parking lot is more than the tyrant deserves.
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Re: Kaprun Dam, Austria

Marilyn Jones ·
WOW! I love this set of photos! Well done Ian!
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