Thursday, April 30, 2009

Always Remembering

In the heart of what was Nazi Germany, where it all started as Adolf Hitler came to power, is a platz paying tribute to the victims of the concentration camps during WWII. It is surprising to see as the Germans are so conflicted by their role (good and bad) in the effort that ended up killing more than 6 million Jews, and they certainly don’t share their perspective openly with outsiders. In the square stands an everlasting flame of hope and a constant reminder that hovers at the entry of the Maxvorstadt neighborhood. The flame is part of the 2.5 meter high basalt Tele as a symbolic prison in a dish of an eternal light.

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