I find it interesting, what it must have been like to just be a regular German in Nazi Germany. Or in the USSR during the Cold War. Would I have bought the propaganda? Would I have doubted it but resisted due to external pressures?
Actually being in historical places is pretty amazing. I always was moderately interested in European history, but my memory of WW2 was basically, “well, some things happened, the US bombed Japan, and the war ended”