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"We have nothing, we have nowhere to go, and we can do nothing to stop the bomb. But we can save the legacies of the cathedral, to let our children know, who helped us when were nothing." ---A homeless unknown, 1944, Köln. #koln #colognecathedral #germany #germanyhistory

Then and Now — II.
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Back to Berlin.
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As someone pointed out previously the Berlin Wall was built to keep people in; put a stop to those in East Berlin and East Germany as a whole trying to flee to the West. But did you know that it could have been built years earlier than it actually was?
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A hardening of State Communist policy and Socialist labour measures in the German Democratic Republic (GDR) in the early 1950s led to the Workers Uprising on June 16, 1953, which was crushed after two days with the help of Soviet intervention. It also led to a dramatic increase in emigration out of the GDR, and it was in 1953 that a request was made of the Soviets to build a wall between East and West Berlin that would also surround all four Western sectors of the city. This initial request was rejected by Moscow, but when defections to the West had reached 1,000 a day by the summer of 1961, Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR, eventually relented. Construction on the wall began in August 1961 initially with barbed wire fencing.
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📷 Pictured (top) is an aerial view of the Berlin Wall near the Brandenburg Gate after its initial construction in 1961. Pictured (below) in 2014, is the same part of Berlin as it can be seen presently.
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Regensburg is certainly one of those quintessential European towns. The streets are all made of cobble stone and are large enough for just one car. Bistros, cafes, and chocolatiers line the streets while the locals seem unphased by the history of this quaint little town which stretches only just 1 square mile. The original roads built by the Romans are 10 feet below you, yet you still see Roman ashlars incorporated into buildings telling the story of this town. A must see if you have a few hours and you're in the Nürnberg/Munich area. #Germany #germanytoday #germanyhistory #romanempire #Regensburg

L'histoire nous apprend à ne pas reproduire nos erreurs passées. #buchenwald #weimer #concentrationcamp #germanyhistory #memory

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Churchill, Kaiser Wilhelm ile Alman ordusunun manevralarını izliyor. (1909)
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Time traveler arrived in the brick & mortar. Researching immigration records. Troster or Froster? COMMENTS WELCOME! #tröster #mai #froster #bremen #immigranttrunk #timetravel #germanyhistory #comingtoamerica

On the way to Berlin today we stopped at Buchenwald Concentration Camp. It was one of the first prisoner camps in Germany. Over 56,000 people were killed here. It was a somber visit but it was so cool to see a tragic place turned into a memorial for hope of never repeating the past and a way of honoring all of those who suffered.

Bund Deutscher Mädel in der HitlerJugend ◈ In 1930 was founded like the feminine branch of the HJ and in 1931 was created the Jungmädelgruppe for girls aged 10 to 14. In 1933 this organization grew rapidly, becoming in 1939 obligatory membership for all women from the age of 10 to 18 years. Was created the Glaube und Schönheit for women aged 18 to 21, this division wasn't obligatory. The women's league in National Socialism, they were educated to be good mothers and wives, but also they got paramilitary training. #germanyhistory #history #germany #german #deutschland #thirdreich #nationalsocialism #ns #hitlerjugend #hitleryouth #bdm #wwii

Grandenburg Gate-Germany❤
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Герб III Рейха/The emblem of the third Reich

Africans ruling in #Germany fighting against white European's. #africansineurope #moors #germanyhistory

Parte do que sobrou do Muro de Berlin, erguido em 13/08/1961, durante a Guerra Fria. Dividiu a Alemanha em dois blocos: o Capitalista (Alemanha Ocidental) e o Socialista (Alemanha Oriental). Muitos morreram, ficaram feridos ou foram presos nas inúmeras tentativas de fuga para o Ocidente Capitalista, já que a miséria assolava a população que vivia sob o socialismo. Sem contar as milhares de famílias que foram separadas. O muro foi derrubado em 09/11/1989, após 28 anos de existência. #vacation #vacaciones #edimdespachado #germanyhistory #germanytourism #germany #alemanha #deutschland #murodeberlin #berlinermauer #berlinwall #europa #eurotrip #berlin #iloveberlin #queromoraraqui

O Memorial aos Judeus Mortos da Europa (Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), também conhecido por Memorial do Holocausto, é um memorial em Berlim para vítimas judias do Holocausto, durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Os blocos foram desenhados para passar ideia de intranquilidade, de confusão. É bacana ver tudo isso de perto, depois de tantos filmes que já assisti que abordam o holocausto, os livros de história, fotografias...energia diferente nesse lugar. #berlin #germany #deutschland #alemanha #brasileirosnaalemanha #turistando #tourist #germanytourism #germanyhistory #holocaustmemorial #denkmalfürdieermordetenjudeneuropas #edimdespachado #vacation #vacaciones

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