Ilse, a childhood friend of mine, once found a raspberry in the camp and carried it in her pocket all day to present to me that night on a leaf.

Imagine a world in which your entire possession is one raspberry and you give it to your friend.


Gerda Weissman Klein, Holocaust Survivor.
Departed from Germany as a teenager. Later married the US Army officer who led the troops that rescued her.

Written on The New England Holocaust Memorial.

Did some exploring with elligoestoboston this weekend. We saw the Blue Man Group went to the New England Holocaust Memorial, as well as the Quincy Market and Downtown.

Ich hatte ein wundervolles Wochenende in Boston. Samstag gab es leider wieder Schneeregen, Ende März, was Sightseeing quasi unmöglich machte. Wir waren bei der Blue Man Group, in einer typisch amerikanischen Mall und natürlich in der Cheesecake Factory. Zum Abendessen gab es dann Sushi - ich vermisse mein wöchentliches Sushi so wahnsinnig. :D

Sonntag hatten wir zum Glück Sonne pur! So konnten wir uns den Quincy Market und Boston Downtown anschauen. Das Zentrum von Boston ist so unglaublich schön und perfekt, um alles zu Fuß abzulaufen. 


It’s a bit of a depressing day in Boston (gloomy, rainy, and the museum switched to Summer Hours) so I thought a depressing picture was in order.

This is the stone at the entrance to the New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston (with some snapseed editing).

The memorial is one of the most beautiful things - six glass towers, each representing a concentration camp with 1 million numbers etched into the glass to honor those who perished. Quotations from those who lived and died are placed throughout, and steaming grates are located on the walkway that runs through the towers. Amazing that such a peaceful memorial represents the atrocities committed during WWII


Quick Intermission! 

These are a few things I decided to photograph while walking between the sites of Faneuil Hall and the Paul Revere House. 

The fist is the New England Holocaust Memorial, which I find to be a very emotionally evocative memorial. 

The second is a crosswalk that has what looks like trash engraved into it.

The third is the view of the Custom House Tower from the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway 

I just thought that these were each cool things that you could see from the Freedom Trail that weren’t parts of the Freedom Trail