My favorite part about our first day was the Holocaust Memorial. Even from doing research while prepping for Germany I knew it would be one of my favorite things to be able to see. There were children playing on the memorial which I found to be very rude considering it is a memorial. However, since it is in the middle of a city and takes up a whole block, people may not actually know what it sympolizies when they walk by. It was interesting waking through the blocks and really taking the time to appreciate the design of the memorial. It's so important to realize and remember that all the lives lost were different individuals; they weren't all the same, which the artist shows perfectly by this memorial.
While visiting the Jewish Museum, I also walked through another similar memorial; it was called the Garden of Exile. While walking though and listening to the audio, I became uneasy and found it difficult to walk. The slanted floors make you feel like you're struggling to walk up the slant and the cobble stone floors make it uneven. The audio went along great with this Museum because it helped further explain things and the thought process behind the whole set up of the museum. This Museum could've took days to walk through. There was so much information that I did not have the chance to read; it was so well organized and thorough. It was such a great experience to be able to walk through both; to further understand how the Holocaust affected Germany and how they do their best to respect those who lost their lives due to such a tragic time. This is an experience I will carry with me for a life time.