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The name alone, for any person who has an interest in World War II, conjures up the infamous trial after the end of the war and the execution/imprisonment of some of the main perpetrators of the holocaust. To be honest, it is the main reason that I am visiting the city, and the other fact, that it is only an hours train ride away from Munich.

I exit the train station and to my right, the impressive stone courthouse stands before me. The weather, cold, grey and miserable, personifies the very emotion as I stand at the black gate and stare at the building that I have seen so many times in history books and documentaries. What I have to remember is, this is still a working courthouse. In the subsequent years and maybe because of its notoriety, it is also now a museum and tourist attraction.

‘Room 600’ during…

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