Ravensbruck Nazi Death Camp

There was a Nazi concentration camp built just for women. Ravensbrück sits on the shore of a picturesque lake in northern Berlin, the beauty of the scenery belying the horror that once reigned there. Unlike other camps, Ravensbrück was not built specifically for Jewish prisoners. It was built to hold about 6,000 female prisoners …

Graffiti on the remains of the Berlin Wall

History Compounded: On a recent trip to Berlin, I took some time to explore the Topography of Terror museum and found myself pushing almost anxiously through the exit doors into the December damp air outside. Standing there on the museum steps, I attempted to absorb the hard – but necessary – lessons that I …