Germany has tons of history. Not all of it is glamorous and some of it is truly heartbreaking. Everyone knows the horrific events that happened in World War Two. Often you hear of major cities such as Berlin or Munich and forget about Nuremberg. Nuremberg held the trials for the main war criminals at the end of WW2. Nazi party rallies also to place here starting in 1927 six years before taking power in 1933.
After moving to Germany, I avoided visiting the rally grounds. Mainly knowing that being an empath in an area where plans to kill millions of people out of hate would have been overwhelming. It is important to remember history and to prevent it from happening again. So, I decided to visit the Nazi Rally Grounds.
Within the grounds, there are 23 stations that explain some the history with the Nazi party leading up to taking power and the start of World War 2. There are tours as well as a museum if you want a more guided tour of the grounds. I chose to walk the grounds by myself. This allowed me to take my time and just sit with the energies left by those who have walked there.
History although it can’t be changed, it can be learned from. Nothing makes the hurt go away but we can keep it from happening again. Germany didn’t keep the Nazi Rally grounds to celebrate what took place there but to remind them what has been overcome! Instead of keeping the rally grounds a sad place, Germany decided to turn it into something good!
Now instead of Nazi rallies, the area holds festivals and sports events, as well as a museum and historical facts throughout.
Personally, I feel that Germany found not only a way to change the meaning of the area. Once a place filled with hate is now turned into a place where children laugh; making something bad into something good is how we can control the way events affect us.
Never forgetting what happened just learning from it.