1. Honey, my best wishes for your Parents! 50 years together is really something! 🙂 Probably you already miss them… Have a good weekend and a successful event, Julia! 🙂

  2. What an incredible first-hand account for your son to get from your dad. It’s all totally fascinating to me in the most morbid way. Hard to wrap your head around such mass evil. Safe travels home and I wouldn;t worry too much about next week. Everyone will still be here when you get back up and running 🙂

  3. You should be so proud of your son, Julia ~ looking forward to his post, I’m sure it will be a hit! And proud of your parents 50 years, not easy I’m sure! Happy return and we’ll all be here when life calms down! 🙂

  4. Congrats to your parents! Hope you have a safe trip home! Don’t worry we will all still be here when you get settled 🙂

  5. We visited Dachau when we were there. Very sad indeed! What surprised me most was that it was in a “neighborhood”. I don’t know why I always pictured the camps being out in the middle of nowhere. I respect your decision to not show a lot of the camp. We do need to not forget though, lest it happen again. It could have been anywhere. I really have enjoyed your trip. 🙂

  6. I really can’t express in a “comment” all the emotions that this post has given me! Your parents, as MC and I, have grown-up together! Being a “couple” for many years isn’t hard and don’t ever believe it’s “Happily Ever After”! Every marriage has it’s ups and downs and it takes a lot of work to keep it intake….basically true Love in many forms!
    The other strong feelings I took away is the beautiful relationship your son has developed with his Grandfather!
    Safe trip home. We can wait for you to take a break…….
    Thank you for my wonderful summer vacation!

  7. I made a mistake in my “comment”….it’s almost funny! I said “Being a “couple” for many years isn’t hard and don’t ever believe it’s Happily Ever After!!! OF COURSE I MEANT TO SAY, BEING A COUPLE FOR MANY YEARS ISN’T EASY…ETC.
    Sorry for my error. I do get ahead of myself and should proof read!!

  8. amykristinteriors.com says:

    It must be absolutely overwhelming to stand in front of that place. We will be sharing that experience first-hand with our children in just a few short years when we make the trip to see Oma und Opa again. I am not looking forward to it, but it’s just too important not to share. I have such respect for you for sharing it with your son. On a lighter note…Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu deinen Eltern. (Please forgive my German). Safe travels back!!!!

  9. I’ve loved following along with your vacation posts. Thanks so much for sharing the wonderful architecture, the beauty of your home country and a part of your life through photos. Have a wonderful last week with your family and a safe trip home!

  10. lucky mommy 🙂 to have your little boy wanting to know so much about history and reading about it too. I didn’t know you wrote about what your dad went through when he was a kid but it’s amazing you are doing this and keep it for your little ones too! 🙂
    I can’t wait to read his post too 🙂 & hey don’t worry about not posting, do what you have to do, we understand you & take care, be safe on your trip! Hope your parents will have a beautiful 50th Anniversary (WOW! 50 years, Congrats to them!)

  11. So many very cool experiences for your son! There is nothing like experiencing a bit of history when you have yet to learn much about it in school. It will make it so much more important to him. Don’t stress too much about getting back into the swing! Everyone needs breaks and family time and time to focus on what’s really important in life and not just what we enjoy and what we think everyone else expects from us. Happy and safe travels!!


  12. Have fun at your parents’ anniversary party! Safe travels back to the USA 🙂

  13. What a wonderful experience for your family, especially that adorable handsome son of yours. You are creating memories that will have an impact on his life…forever. I look forward to his post, as I always do yours. Thanks for sharing about this horrible section of our history. So sorry your family had to suffer through this time under Hitler.

  14. I think its so impressive that your son picked up the Diary of Anne Frank! I visited Dachau a few years and am taking my husband there next month. Thank you for the reminder of how important this part of history is even if it is a terrible reminder of the damage people can do.

    1. He is almost done with the book. He can’t imagine having to grow up like that but it is good for him to know how peaceful his life is. My dad has been to Auschwitz and he said it is totally in tact and how it used to be. With horrible artifacts and he didn’t think my son could handle that place yet. So we had picked the right place to start teaching him about this history.

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