There are many places of remembrance here. But this one is something special: It’s the most beautiful graveyard in Aachen. But I somehow have a feeling that I didn’t do the graveyard justice… Well, it was the best I could do on this sunny day. Maybe I should go back come Halloween…
Bunker 4: It shows the history of Aachen. Shown here is the part of World War I.
Bullet Holes (Bunker 1)
I show you the world through my eyes and I believe it is a beautiful one. But…: One must not forget the past and that’s what the pictures are about. Some are of the old graveyard in Aachen, one of an old jewish cemetry, one of a painting in remembrance of the Holocaust and the others are of the most visible silent reminders of the Second World War – the bunkers here in Aachen.
No county should forget their history, because there has been cruelty everywhere. But we all know that here in Germany barbarity reached an absolute peak during those 12 years Hitler reigned.
The old jewish cemetry was destroyed in 1938. Parts of at least some of the gravestones were found in 1997 on a private property. The city constructed a wall of remembrance where once the graveyard was and inserted the pieces of the original gravestones. And remember we will.
There are a lot of neo-classizism-style buildings in Aachen. The “Elisenbrunnen” is one of them: Here water of the hot springs is accessible for all. But beware: It might smell a bit like rotten eggs and it’s not drinkable.