It would be a good idea for Ben Carson to spend some time in this city.
Some recommendations for the Carson tour:
-- The 1936 Olympic stadium, where Adolf Hitler presided over games in which the Aryanized German team won 33 gold medals, as exuberant German crowds thrust arms upward in the Nazi salute.
-- Track 17, where, starting on Oct. 18, 1941, thousands of Jews were deported from the Grunewald train station to ghettos and concentration camps, and 186 steel plaques line the platform edge, documenting the Nazis' relentless efficiency: "6.7.1942/100 Juden/Berlin-Theresienstadt." "12.10.1944/31 Juden/Berlin-Auschwitz."
-- Wannsee House, the lakeside villa where, on Jan. 20, 1942, Hitler's lieutenants diligently planned the implementation of the final solution, poring over Adolf Eichmann's meticulous typewritten list of Jews to be exterminated -- 160,800 from the Netherlands, 742,800 from Hungary, and so on.