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Hummus & Friends (Just say NO to Bacon)

Berlin: City of Scars.

If ever you visit the New Synagogue in Berlin, just say no to bacon and visit this lovely kosher vegetarian restaurant instead. It's just a few doors down from the synagogue on Oranienburgher Strasse. And the food is really, really beautiful.

I'm not observant or even Jewish, but it just felt respectful to eat kosher food here after visiting the synagogue given the tragic history of this place—instead of that awful generic place offering crappy bacon sandwiches right next door to the synagogue.
The motto of the restaurant? "Make hummus, not walls". Are you listening, Mr Trump?
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Bacon Sandwich...and Synagogue?

Berlin: City of Scars.

At the restaurant next door to the Neue Synagoge, Berlin (top left corner), the menu board offers bacon sandwiches. I was horrified. I couldn't believe my eyes and took this photo as incriminating evidence.
Even though I'm neither Jewish nor observant, I couldn't bring myself to go into the place given the dark history around the New Synagogue. Just not respectful. Instead I found a lovely kosher vegetarian Israeli restaurant a few doors down on Oranienburgher Strasse called Hummus & Friends. Yum. Recommended!
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Neue Synagoge: Berlin

Berlin: City of Scars.

The spectacularly beautiful Neue Synagoge (New Synagogue), Berlin.

On Kristallnacht in 1938, a German policeman, on hearing that Jewish business, homes, and synagogues were being looted and burnt, grabbed a random piece of paper and headed out to stand guard at the front of this synagogue. He held out the piece of paper claiming it was an official decree that forbade the ransacking of the synagogue, stopping the onslaught of the waves of Storm Troopers in their tracks.

It was destroyed by Allied bombing but reopened in 1995.
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Shoah

Berlin: City of Scars.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin.

Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas, Berlin.
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Final Solution

Berlin: City of Scars.

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas.
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A Jewish Wedding in Berlin

Berlin: City of Scars.

I accidentally came across this Jewish wedding (or else a Bar/Bat Mitzvah) on Budapester Strasse in the heart of Berlin. It would be nothing unusual in New York, but notice the heavy police presence. The area was cordoned off by the police and passers-by were not allow to cross it. It was not like there were one or two police officers, but the area was swarming with a whole squadron of police officers. It all seems a bit heavy handed until you think about Jewish-German history.

Remarkably, German cities are seeing a rejuvenation of Jewish communities. If you are a descendent of Jewish-German emigres forced out by the Nazi regime, you can easily claim back citizenship.
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Old & New

Berlin: City of Scars.

Another tranquil interlude in the journey through Berlin. The view of Alexander Platz from the Französischer Dom, Berlin.
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First World Problems

Berlin: City of Scars.

When I first visited Berlin, the newly opened up East Berlin suburbs were grimy and run down. But they didn't know the meaning of the word "unemployment". Now the former East Berlin is a different place, for better and for worse.
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Brandenburg

Berlin: City of Scars.

A glace through the window into the Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. One of few picturesque shots in the series.
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