Remembering Hard Times!

Book Burning Memorial

Book Burning Memorial in Frankfurt, Germany

This plaque in the main square in Frankfurt, is a commemoration of a large book burning ceremony that took place here (and in many other parts of Germany) in May 1933, when thousands of books, believed to be “un German” were burned by the German Union of Students who supported Naziism.   Today, this plaque is a sad reminder of one of the consequences of war.

 

Tuesdays of Texture : Week 1 of 2017

Old St Nicholoas Church, Romerberg

Lutheran Church, Frankfurt

This is the church of St Nicholas in the main square in Frankfurt, which stands here since the middle of the 15th century.   During the bombings of the second World War, luckily the church only suffered minimal damage, and it is still used as a working church for the Lutheran congregation in Frankfurt.

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Right across the road from the St Nicholas church is this building, one of the original frame houses that also survived the bombings of World War 11.  We went on a walking tour of Frankfurt a few days after Christmas with a great company called Frankfurt on Foot, and our guide told us that an elderly man lives on the top floor of this building, and he was born in this building 95 years ago – imagine what he has seen from his window!

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The City Gate in all it’s Glory!

City Gate at the Bridge in Worms, Germany

City Gate at the Bridge in Worms, Germany

This is the old city gate over the Rhine at Worms, Germany.    It was built at the end of the 19th century, and still stands impressively.   The bridge at this point was destroyed during the second world war, to prevent the American troops from crossing over the Rhine on their march to Berlin.   The bridge was subsequently re-built and is now a motorway, such is progress!

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