Robert Hampton

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5th June 2012

The Elephant in the Room
Posted by at 10.30am | Gay, Out and About | 3 responses

I’ve spent the past few days in Berlin with my friend Andrew. Wonderful Berlin. Beautiful, exciting, cosmopolitan Berlin. There are numerous pictures and blog posts to follow in the coming days.

Most of our first full day in Berlin was spent doing some historical sightseeing. This city was at the centre of world events for much of the 20th century, and the lingering after-effects are there to see all around. In a later blog post I’ll talk about what I saw of the remains of the Berlin Wall and the Cold War era.

First though, I need to acknowledge what I saw and learned about the darkest chapter in Germany’s history – namely, those twelve years from 1933 to 1945 when the country descended into tyranny, terror and unspeakable evil, culminating in the most destructive war in the world’s history, and the attempted extermination of a race of people.

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