Always Learn From the Past

This may be a little late, but our trip to Sachsenhausen was intense. A large amount of the camp was destroyed and most of the buildings are gone, but still some buildings remain and the history there will never go away. Going through the entrance of the camp at Gate A was powerful. Thinking about how many people saw and entered through that gate who would never leave the camp again  caused me to tear up. The barbed wire, or at least the few sections that are still up, was rusted and the signs warning the prisoners to stay away were faded. The medical section of the camp gave some terrible stories.  Continue reading “Always Learn From the Past”

What I Love and What I Miss

Having the chance to live in Berlin is so far pretty amazing. Life here seams to be on a tight schedule 24/7 in terms of the public transport system. I wish I could bring this home with me. The Chicago public transit looks like garbage compared to the Berlin public transport.

One key thing that I was really surprised about Berlin is the wide range of people. I don’t just hear German as I walk down the streets. I hear Polish, Russian, English, French, and possibly Arabic? And the people are not only varied, but the food as well. Continue reading “What I Love and What I Miss”