Prince honours Berlin's fallen
Monday 20 December 2010
Prince Harry visited the Brandenurg Gate and the Berlin Wall memorial yesterday, laying a wreath to those killed trying to escape from East Germany between 1967 and 1989. The visit followed the Prince's appearance on German television's largest charity benefit, Ein Herz für Kinder (A Heart for Children), on Saturday.
The 26-year-old prince laid a wreath at a memorial in the German capital's Bernauer Strasse, which contains one of the few remaining sections of the Berlin Wall.
It was accompanied by a handwritten message that read: "For all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of freedom. Harry."
Researchers estimate that 136 people were killed while trying to cross the Berlin Wall between its building in 1961 and 1989, when East Germany opened its border.
Harry also spent more than an hour at the memorial to the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims — a field of 2,700 gray slabs, situated close to the capital's signature Brandenburg Gate, which opened to the public in 2005.
Harry toured the museum under the memorial, meeting staff and a Holocaust survivor, a spokesman for the prince said. He wanted to keep the visit private "given the poignancy of the place," he added.
In January 2005, Harry apologized after being pictured in a newspaper at a costume party dressed as a Nazi, complete with a swastika armband.
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