Frauenkirche, Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Nuremberg held great significance during the Nazi Germany era. Because of the city's relevance to the Holy Roman Empire and its position in the centre of Germany, the Nazi Party chose the city to be the site of huge Nazi Party conventions — the Nuremberg rallies. The rallies were held in 1927, 1929 and annually from 1933 through 1938. After Adolf Hitler's rise to power in 1933 the Nuremberg rallies became huge Nazi propaganda events, a centre of Nazi ideals. Between 1945 and 1946, German officials involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity were brought before an international tribunal in the Nuremberg trials. Nuremberg was chosen as the site for the trials because it was the location of the Nazi Party's Nuremberg rallies and the laws stripping Jews of their citizenship were passed there. There was symbolic value in making it the place of Nazi demise.
That was the past. Never to be forgotten.
Today, it is a bustling, tourist center and the second largest city in Bavaria after Munich. The Frauenkirche, the church, stands in the middle of the square and around it markets spring up. It looks so peaceful, so calm. This is how I hope it stays forever now.