prague's jewish quarter

Visiting Prague’s Jewish Quarter can be overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be logistically overwhelming. Here’s the easiest way to visit the Jewish Quarter of Prague and a bit of background on this little neighborhood with lots of history. Prague’s Jewish Quarter: Layers of History Prague is home to one of the oldest recorded …

Memorial at the Ravensbruck Concentration Camp

There was a Nazi Concentration Camp built just for women. Visiting Ravensbrück is hard but necessary. You must prepare yourself to walk into a world of contradiction. For starters, the Ravensbrück Concentration Camp sits on the shore of a picturesque lake in northern Berlin. The beauty of the scene belies the horror that once …

oradour-sur-glane

First, brace yourself. Visiting Oradour-sur-Glane today is not visiting a place; rather, it is visiting a place in time. Oradour-sur-Glane is preserved to look exactly as it did after the smoke cleared on June 10, 1944, revealing the charred remains of a village as well as the remains of nearly all of its inhabitants. …

Oradour-sur-glane

Oradour-sur-Glane looks exactly as it did after the fires of June 10, 1944, stopped smoldering, leaving behind only the memories of 642 villagers who were inexplicably massacred. The burned-out shells of buildings where there once stood a church, a bakery, a deli, a town hall, are a reminder of what this village was before …