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Very nice montage Jaap. I've only been there in Winter so never saw what was on the ground.

 

I lost all of my fathers side of the family to the Nazis, either in the Warsaw Ghetto or Auschwitz. When we visited the Memorial our kids ran around in the deep snow between the concrete slabs and made snowballs on top of the shallower ones. I think what these people were doing was fine at this particular site. It is a moving but not a 'solemn' memorial in the sense some may think. Just my take on it.

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Jaap -

 

Fabulous idea, expertly executed.

 

 

BTW: I tried to include you in a message to other mods and got a message saying your inbox was full. I had that happen twice before a month or two ago.

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Very nice montage Jaap. I've only been there in Winter so never saw what was on the ground.

 

I lost all of my fathers side of the family to the Nazis, either in the Warsaw Ghetto or Auschwitz. When we visited the Memorial our kids ran around in the deep snow between the concrete slabs and made snowballs on top of the shallower ones. I think what these people were doing was fine at this particular site. It is a moving but not a 'solemn' memorial in the sense some may think. Just my take on it.

 

 

Be prepared for the memorial hall under it - it threw me into a black depression, mainly by reading my family's names in the death lists and recognizing my great-uncle on one of the family photographs displayed...

As you see it took me more than half a year to finish the montage.:o

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I find it interesting that Mark and I, who have a strong emotional interest in this memorial, have an opposite view. Of course there should be respect, especially to the victims of this black side of humanity, but I think one should consider that this memorial is in the lively centre of the heart of a new Germany, and that it is a good thing that it is integrated in daily life.

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