Day 2, Tuesday 14 April 1998, Schwarzenbach Saale to Neuhausen - Started out from Schwarzenbach Saale early and arrived in Neuhausen by 5:40 p.m. The border crossing into the Czech Republic is very close. At this time of year the radio in Germany broadcasts many programs about the end of the Second World War. It is virtually impossible not to be thinking about it. At about noon a red BMW drove past me on the road. It turned and drove past again. Then circled back. The car stopped and a distinguished gentleman of about 65-70 got out and came towards me. He wanted to know what I was doing. I explained that I was a landscape photographer from America. He didn't like this answer and continued to ask - always polite. I gave the same answer. After what seemed a considerable time he returned to his car and drove away. At times I felt like a sitting duck, moving slowly, out on the road six to ten hours each day.
14 April 1998 - A report presented by a former Dutch Foreign Minister to the United Nations Rights Commission concluded that 1,500 people had been executed in Iraq by the Government of President Saddam Hussein during the past year. Most were executed for "political reasons".
Helmbrechts Walk, 1998-2003
Day 2, Tuesday 14 April 1998, Schwarzenbach Saale to Neuhausen
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