All Aboard the Nazi Express

A new exhibition of transportation ad posters in Berlin illustrates the important role vacations played in the rise and fall of the Third Reich.

After visiting the memorial for the Dachau concentration camp near Munich, the hero of the novel "I am studying German" ("J'apprends l'allemand") by French author Denis Lachaud, comes across a poster for German Railways. The hero reads the poster's slogan, "A person sometimes undergoes a kind of change when he is treated humanely," and thinks, "We feel good, today, on...