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Interior of the famous church at Oxford University A shop in Oxford, England My friend Klaus's parents run this hotel, Steinasage, in the Black Forest (Bonndorf, tel (07703) 584, FAX 583) My friend Klaus's parents run this hotel, Steinasage, in the Black Forest (Bonndorf, tel (07703) 584, FAX 583) The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin The tour boat Vaterland cruises through the center of Berlin My friend John Klein, Ph.D. in math, an affirmative-action refugeeworking in Germany Synagogue in East Berlin, gradually being restored from the damage it suffered during Reichkristallnacht and then the war A wall in East Berlin circa 1993 still bears the scars of the Red Army Soviet memorial marking the spot where Berlin's 55,000 Jews were collected for deportation Soviet memorial to the victims of the Nazis, on the site of the old Jewish cemetery in Berlin (dug up by the Nazis) John stands alone where the tombstones of 12,000 Jews once were (the Nazis dug up the graves) John and Berlin's signature water pumps (you aren't supposed to drink the water but he did) A Trabbi next to a Berlin street named after the town where V2 rockets were made The television tower in Alexanderplatz represented the height of Communist technology The Neue Wache (New Watch), built as a guardhouse for the Kaiser, became Germany's unknown soldier monument after the First World War.  Hitler remade it slightly into a monument glorifying militarism and victorious Russians turned it into a monument to the victims of the Nazis.  Now the Germans are are turning it into a universalist monument. Frederick the Great rides in the middle of Unter den Linden, whose trees were cut down to facilitate Nazi parades Opernplatz, where the Nazis held their first book burning Soviet plaque commemorating the book burning The East German opera West Berlin's Soviet War Memorial West Berlin's Soviet War Memorial The Reichstag, sans dome Wannsee, where the Final Solution was planned Frederick the Great's Potsdam playground Voltaire's face on a monkey, proving that it is unwise to irritate a royal host such as Frederick the Great Entrance to Treptower Park, the Soviets' massive WWII memorial in East Berlin Mother Russia Translation:  The Germans attack (Treptower Park, Berlin) The Russians arm  (Treptower Park, Berlin) The Russians fight back (Treptower Park, Berlin) What little remains of the Berlin Wall Kreuzberg, home to Turks and Berlin's counterculture Kreuzberg, home to Turks and Berlin's counterculture Berlin crowds shopping on Saturday morning Berlin deadbeats hang out in front of the Kaiser Wilhelm church Schloss Charlottenburg, destroyed by British bombers but rebuilt as the Berlin nexus of German tourism One out of three buildings in Berlin was destroyed by British and American bombs View from my train going along the Elbe River south from Berlin to Prague Leona, the first Czech whom I met in Prague The Charles Bridge, Prague's ultimate hangout Prague Castle at sunset Prague Castle at sunset Inside the St. Nicholas Church (Prague) The Golden Lane, where Kafka lived for a summer (Prague) Catholic officials were hurled from these windows and either (1) sprouted wings and were saved by the Virgin Mary (according to the Church) or (2) landed in a dungheap (according to eyewitnesses).  Prague has been the scene of many defenestrations. Prague's cathedral The grave of a young woman killed in the Prague Spring A canal in Prague Prague's signature tourist clock, in the Old Town Square Prague's Old Town Square, where American and Canadian deadbeats hang out Plaque describing German actions in Prague's Old Town Square, a few days after the official end of the war Prague's Old Town Square The Jewish cemetery, a staple of Prague tourism The Pinkasova synagogue, whose walls were painted with the names of 77,297 Czech Jews killed by the Germans (rubbed out by the Communists and repainted in 1993) The Czech Republic is filled with technology that works and is built with taste, e.g., this subway station If you give this Bambino di Praga some jewels, you will allegedly be rewarded in this life