The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

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One of the most moving and controversial sites in the world, The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a massive artwork, covering an entire city block. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman, it features nearly 3,000 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The work is meant to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and many liken it to an abstract representation of a cemetery. The slabs are approximately 2.4 m (7 ft) long, 1 m (3 ft) wide, and vary in height from 20 cm to 5 m (8 in to 16 ft). They start out at ground level on the outer edges of the memorial and grow taller towards the middle, where the ground slopes downwards. Look for the underground museum, which offers extensive details on the Holocaust and the people who died during it. The site attracts nearly 4 million visitors each year. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe by using our Berlin journey planner.
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  • This is a simple but powerful representation of oppression. Walking deeper into the installation gave a gradual sense of claustrophobia and a loss of perspective. Don't expect a sudden reveal or... 
    This is a simple but powerful representation of oppression. Walking deeper into the installation gave a gradual sense of claustrophobia and a loss of perspective. Don't expect a sudden reveal or...  more »
  • I appreciated the effort to honor the memory of the Jews victims, but there were tourists just playing hide ans seek or others literally jumping on the stones. The monument by itself was nice and... 
    I appreciated the effort to honor the memory of the Jews victims, but there were tourists just playing hide ans seek or others literally jumping on the stones. The monument by itself was nice and...  more »
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  • It stands for a time we must not forget.
  • A sobering, compulsory experience.

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