Thursday, September 3, 2009


If you ever wondered what it was like to be in Berlin after World War II, take a peek at the half-ruined Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church on Breitscheidplatz in the Western part of the city. Built in 1895 as a gift to the German people from Kaiser Wilhem II, the church was forever changed in 1945 when Allied Bombers gave the German people a gift of their own. The City decided to leave the bombed-out tower in place as a testament to the "futility of war." But, if you ask me, World War II wasn't an exercise in "futility." It was a battle against Evil. The Church stands as a monument to all the lives that were ruined in Germany and elsewhere.


garnett109 said...

And Good over came Evil.
Do they use the church for anything Marty?

Beth said...

Interesting to see the difference in perspectives. It's not often that I say a war is justified, but I think it certainly was in that case.

emikk said...

I'm glad you are there Marty, adding a bit of the old furshluginerism. Don't mind me, it's my mind.

Lynne said...

I used to live in Sinsheim and Heidelberg for a spell. GE is a beautiful place rich in history for sure. I am glad you are sharing a bit of it with us, and look forward to reading more!

Dawn said...

Yes... it was a battle against evil. And evil knows know religion - it just is.

be well... thank you for sharing Marty!

9/11 round the corner... another example of evil