History Part 2:
- I went to the Topography of Terror Museum and the West Berlin wall it was very interesting. It was kind of hard to really learn so in depth about the Nazi party and especially from a Jewish perspective. It is mind blowing how much people just accepted and went along with the Nazi party and how it was such a long process but seemed very planned out years before much of the incidents occurred. What fascinated me was how when the Nazi party started its regime with Gestapo they were against communist and democrats—basically anyone who disagreed with them. They even initially let people leave the country but then it almost seemed like they became vicious animals for a living. It’s so weird that the Nazi party went after the Jews because by the point in time that they actually started to gather Jews they were less than half of a percent (Jews<1%)of the population as many had left the country. Its very interesting talking with young Germans and hearing their opinion on these situations and on how strong their knowledge of Nazi and Holocaust is. Here they are very strong on educating people to never let such horrendous incidents occur again. I feel just walking around the city I have learned at least 10times more of what happened and the lives lost. The east berlin wall is like an art show with it being painted by various artists, its very political, depressing and diverse with so many different sections. The West Berlin wall is plain and there are some sections missing, not too sure why.