The last full day in Berlin. As usual, I avoided optional panel discussions;  I spent the morning going to the place on the outskirts of Berlin where my mother studied abroad as an undergraduate.

The final (and mandatory) panel, on “The Future of European Integration,” was actually slightly contentful.

Between then and dinner, I went to the “Memorial for the Murdered Jews of Europe.” Germany’s not playing down its history with an indirect name; also, it’s on prime real estate, occupying a whole city block one block away from, and in sight of, Brandenburg Gate, the symbol of Berlin. (Again, more when I’ve had time to upload pictures.)

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