Today is Hitler's Deathiversary! April 30th, 1945 (allegedly*.)
This is the former site of Hitler's bunker in Berlin, The Führerbunker. Which is pretty much a parking lot now. In the years after the war, Berlin was desperate to shake it's association with Nazis, important historical locations where destroyed and neglected. The Soviets tried to blow up the bunker in 1947 but just damaged some walls, in 1959 the bunker was destroyed but the area remained undeveloped until the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. The area was paved and an apartment complex built there. In 2006, a plaque, with a brief history and schematic of the bunker was put on the edge of the parking lot.
When I took this picture, the plaque draws bike tours but the area was just an ignored unremarkable surface lot. *The Soviets started rumours that Hitler faked his death and moved to Argentina soon after the war, primarily to undermined post-war democractic and capitalist confidence... or Hitler actually faked his death, escaped to Argentina, raised a family with Eva Braun, until she left him with their daughter in 1954, and he died poor, alone and mentally ill in 1962. Either/or.
My philosophy since beginning my services for the special population in 2009 has been to encourage creativity rather than provide "therapy". Part of my work is to find order in the chaos. Music has the incredible potential to be broken down into simpler elements & still be enjoyable. You have to connect with their mind before expecting them to connect with you. If he only feels like playing the black keys, then let's give it time, tempo and play a tune in F# Major Pentatonic!