|We spent the day shopping for items needed for our long African journey
around the calendar corner. On our shopping spree we passed by the zoo,
a place that survived World War II but became a restaurant, of sorts,
during that time. Bombs fell in the zoo like everywhere else, claiming
innocent animal lives, but we heard that the elephant survived. We also
learned that not all animals died by bombing. Some were hunted by starving
Berlin residents near the end of the war, when food was scarce. That means
some Berliners had a fairly exotic diet, but none of these people invented
any new dishes.
These posters are everywhere. Although we're not experts
at German, we think this sign says, "It's not me, Hitler was someone
else." If so, it's not the best example we saw about how the Germans
remember the war, however, it shows that some people are more than ready
to leave the past behind.