WHAT REMAINS? An ugly American in Germany

My fellow American,

We don’t know each other but you and I both recently visited the German city of Flossenbürg, in the Ober Pfalz region of Bavaria. You should remember Flossenbürg, it’s an idyllic community, picturesque in a real-life Disney sort of way, nestled in beautifully forested hills and crowned with the ruins of a 900 year old castle looking down on the village. However, as is the case for many visitors to much of Germany, neither of us were in Flossenbürg that day for the quaint beauty and rugged antiquity but rather for a tour through the…