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Nürnberg Trials

Yesterday we visited the Nürnberg Courthouse where the Nürnberg War Crimes Tribunal was held. High ranking Nazi officers, politicians, and doctors were tried and convicted of crimes against humanity (with the exception of 3.) We toured the facility, which is currently running an exhibition of the courthouse’s history and the Nazi war criminals. It is interesting to get a German’s perspective on the history of Nazi Germany. Our tour guide (a German historian) explained that Germany is trying to re-open the Nazi facilities to show the world that they have not forgotten. Check out the pictures and link below to see where some of the most evil war criminals were tried almost 70 years ago.

http://www.nuernberg.de/internet/portal_e/kultur/ctz_7602.html

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The Louvre!!

Chops and I decided to go to the Louvre our second to last day in Paris because we knew this would require a lot of walking! Once we made it to the opening gates of the museum we were, like everyone else, truly blown away. Not only because I felt like I was in the Davinci Code, but also because it was much larger than I had imagined.

You enter the museum through the glass pyramid, which takes you below the ground. After purchasing tickets you can choose one of four wings to explore. We spent most of our time in the statues and biblical paintings of the 16th century. And of course we checked out the Mona Lisa and the recreation of Napoleon Bonaparte’s castle. The pictures below don’t do it justice so check out the website to see all the art the Louvre has on display.

http://www.louvre.fr/en

 

 

 

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