Monday, March 31, 2008

architectural walk

This morning I met with some other women from my church and one of them took us on a little historical walk through her neighborhood in the city of Karlsruhe. The area was filled with old, big, beautiful homes and many built in the Art Nouveau style.

She showed us some specific homes where prominent Karlsruhe citizens lived in the early twentieth century who were taken from their beautiful homes and stripped of their positions and killed during the 1930s and 1940s because they were Jewish. Some of the homes had little plaques in the cobblestones sidewalk outside the home with the names of those Jewish families who died during the War.

It was really interesting, a lovely morning for a walk, and the homes were so pretty!

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