Last Day in Munich
The class started the day with a final reflection on Elie Wiesel’s Night, writing an essay about the tragic fading of history. Then we dismissed for the class to work on their ISUs. They were researching new knowledge to expand the history course and studying the course content to prepare to discuss the connections that they see. Nick spoke about preparing an investigation into the big, curious life of the Marquis de La Fayette -a famous soldier who participated in two revolutions.
In the evening, we completed our historical tour of Munich with presentations on the “denazification” of Germany. We visited the sites along Brienner Straße that were torn down after the war or repurposed.
Finally, the students had a chance to dress up for a farewell Podcast Presentation and family dinner at Hans Im Gluck. There was a brief interlude when a herd of adorable German dogs appeared, prompting Karen to claim, “this is the best day of my life.”
We walked home together in the light rain, taking a brief moment to pay our respects to the memorial to the White Rose Resistance, the young students who paid with their lives for opposing Nazi Germany. Tomorrow, we’re onward to our last city on our trek: Prague.