As I wandered the neighborhoods near my hotel, I came across an interesting memorial in Budapest‘s Freedom Square. ¬†It is important to note that, unlike the majority of occupied countries oppressed by the Nazi regime, like Austria, the Netherlands, and Poland, Hungary was actually an Axis power along with Germany, Italy, and Japan during World […]

Also known as the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, the Holocaust Memorial was designed by¬†architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. A New Yorker article from 2012 referred to it as “inadequate,” and I find myself agreeing with that assessment. If you approach the site from the Brandenburg Gate, as I imagine many […]