Autumn Leaves (Loving Aachen XIX)

Guitar Player in Autumn

There are – as you all know now – lots of parks in Aachen: One of them is the so-called “Stadtgarten”, which has a fountain as well as several other nice sights… But the fountain’ll do for now.

The world through my eyes (Loving Aachen XVII)

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.

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