Germany

Germany: Nazi-era architecture lingers today

Germany made a decision after World War II to not destroy many Nazi buildings that were iconic to that regime. They were instead repurposed and maintained in order to keep history and its lessons alive.

A number of iconic Nazi-era buildings still stand in Berlin today; the Olympic stadium where Hitler gave his fiery speeches is now home of the Hertha Berlin football team.

They’ve been preserved and repurposed in a conscious effort to keep Germany’s history alive and honour the debate they inspire about guilt and memory of the Nazi era.

 

Al Jazeera’s Dominic Kane reports from Berlin, Germany.

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