berlin Tag

GERMANY / 30.06.2013

I walked along Berlin East Side Gallery on a gray, windy, and cold day of March, huddled up in my jacket while silently looking at the wall paintings celebrating freedom after the Wall's collapse, which started on November 9, 1989.[caption id="attachment_15195" align="alignnone" width="600"] Berlin East Side Gallery, Test the Rest[/caption] A memorial for a sad past, a...

GERMANY / 18.03.2013

Since I was a teen-ager I've been strongly sensitive to the horrors and the insanity of the Holocaust thus, during my recent trip to the German capital I couldn't miss seeing the Berlin Holocaust Memorial.While walking among the stelae of the Berlin Holocaust Memorial I was surprised by my unexpected reaction: intellectual admiration, but no strong emotions. Before visiting,...

GERMANY / 23.03.2012

I visited Berlin more than 20 years ago, at a time when the world was so different.[caption id="attachment_8360" align="aligncenter" width="599"] Soldier Conrad Schumann Escape from East Berlin[/caption]The Berlin Wall, built in August 1961 by the German Democratic Republic to isolate East Berlin from the ‘evil’ West, had just fallen but the division between Western and...