Holocaust Studies Tour, 2024, Day 2

Walking Tour of Berlin

Our first full day of the tour was designed to ease ourselves into our topic and to gain familiarity with the many things to do within walking distance and short train rides around Berlin. On the lighter side, we checked out Checkpoint Charlie and the Brandenburg Gate (a subgroup went on to find the 1936 Olympiastadion and the Kaiser Wilhelm II Memorial Church ruins. On the more sobering side, we spent time at the Topography of Terror Museum, the Aktion T4 Memorial, and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The first batch of pictures reflects our learning and interaction with these installations.

The second batch reflects the wonderful esprit de corps that is developing within the group and all the fun that was had.

(Tomorrow we head out of Berlin to visit the Brandenburg Euthanasia Memorial. Our guide, Christian Marx, is always a big hit with the students.)