History, memory and tourism

As long as I am continuing to post during my hiatus (once I actually leave Wednesday, don't expect much), let me draw your attention to a very fine analysis of the new Berlin Holocaust Memorial by Ulrich Buechsenschuetz. He is not too sanguine about its symbolic value, and his photos show the place having more potential as a picnic spot (or as he puts it, "a fun maze") than as a site serving its intended purpose.

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