Mary Lee Webeck – 3/19/11
Tomorrow as we depart Berlin and drive to Bergen Belsen, we will use the time on the bus to reflect on what we have seen and experienced so far on our study trip.
This morning we visit the Jewish Museum of Berlin and then, this afternoon, we have free time to explore on our own. Each of us will go to spots we want to know about. We have yet to have a non-rainy day to take pictures at the Brandenburg Tor (gate), and this is something people want to do for sure. Some will return to Holocaust-related spaces and others will explore cultural/artistic aspects of Berlin. Some will be shopping. One person wants to do what “regular people do here.” What we each see this afternoon will surely add to what we understand about the Holocaust and how it is “felt” in Berlin, a city that is layered with the past as it lives today and reaches into the future.
Tomorrow, amongst other things, we will talk together about The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. That discussion has begun with blog entries.