*groan* More sore feet and legs, but a very productive day. I have a new favourite weird place in Berlin - the state library newspaper archive. It's set in the middle of the docks (yes, the landlocked city has docks!) and also in the middle of huge amounts of building works. I felt very out of place wandering among blokes with sledgehammers and barrows and laying cement, I can tell you.
But the end result was brilliant - almost thirty articles for my thesis from various German newspapers - and I got to print them all for free! More than makes up for yesterday's annoyance. I got there at 10.15am and was out the door by 11am. How good is that?!
Having so much time on my hands, I headed for the Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe. I have seen this being built during my two visits to Berlin in 2004, but this was my first chance to see it complete and it's quite astonishing. I find the information centre beneath the field of stone more interesting as well as very clearly explained and informative.
For some comparison to the rather depressing visit, I headed for the German Resistance Museum. However I have to admit that I was once more irritated that they continue to ignore the existence of the Rosenstrasse protest. Would it be too much to include a presentation on that to accompany those of the other civilian protests like the White Rose and the Rote Capelle? *sigh* Apparently I'm being greedy!
But then I got this and I can't help giggling. Rather a lot actually. Enjoy!( If you're as sick of the security alerts as I am... )
And now it's back to writing!