"World WarII - Sites and Links" Germany Favorite Tip by chris.hh

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Favorite thing: Germans are not proud of is their history especially in WWII. I started a collection of links and some important cities or locations that might be worth a visit if you are interested in this part of history. Somehow our history still influences us to a certain degree. I kind of felt guilty even as a young person whos father even was born after WWII. We learned a lot in school almost through all subjects of the activities of our ancestors - in history, politics, German, religion and so on. It took a long while until I could say that I feel good to be German. My granddad was in war as a soldier and after he turned 80 he started to talk about his experiences. Before we had the soccer games in 2006 you almost never saw a German flag (what people from the US might no believe...) but now since we are crazy for soccer - Germans dare to show their flags, too. But mainly in connection with sports. Almost no one would fly a flag in his garden at the National Holiday...

Deutsches Historisches Museum
Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin

Exhibition in Berlin and good online info (in German and English)
Open-Air Exhibition, Niederkirchnerstraße 8, 10963 Berlin

The Jewish Museum in Berlin by Daniel Libeskind (for those who are interested in architecture, too)

Memorial for Holocaust Victims in Berlin, architecture by Peter Eisenman:

Fondest memory: - Headline does not fit at all -

concentration camp Dachau (in English)

Nuremberg (Nürnberg in German), known as Nuremberg Rally (Nürnberger Reichsparteitag)
The Yale Law School offers this site with English info on the Nuremberg Trials

A Jewish museum in Fürth which is a city close to Nuremberg that had a high Jewish population before WWII

Leipzig, Weimar, Erfurt,
Concentration camp Buchenwald - one of the biggest camps on German territory. It is little more than one hour by train from Leipzig; about 3,5 hrs from Berlin

Here I just give a link to Wiki for further info on the bombing that destrayed the whole centre of Dresden which was known as such a beautiful city.
Some infos on important buildings in Dresden

Hannover and Hamburg
Concentration camp Bergen-Belsen
This is the place where also Anne Frank was imprisoned.

Not in Germany but Netherlands is not that far...
Here you can visit the place where Anne Frank's family lived hidden.

Online information
This is a governmental site for political education, lots of info - just in German however.

Sequences of speeches and documents (in German and English)

About WWII and the Holocaust (in German)

And last but not least a website "Net against Nazis" of the Amadeu Antonio Stiftung (in German)

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  • Updated May 6, 2009
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