"Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" Holocaust Memorial Tip by Gerrem

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin: 75 reviews and 155 photos

  The field of stelae
by Gerrem

The mission of the foundation is the realisation of the resolution passed by the Bundestag on 25 June 1999 to erect and to support the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.The memorial is situated in the centre of Berlin. It is a central place for remembrance and commemoration of the murdered victims.Additional to the field of stelae designed by architect Peter Eisenman, the Memorial is complemented by an underground Information Centre about the victims to commemorate and historic memorial sites.Since 12 May 2005 the field of stelae is open to the public day and night. The Information Centre is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last entrance 7.15 p.m.). Due to the large number of visitors and the requisite security checks it is likely that there will be an extended waiting period at times before entering the exhibition. On principle, the Foundation would recommend visitors to the Information Centre to be at least 14 years of age.The Memorial is dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Nazi reign of terror. It is in a prominent location at the heart of Berlin; its integration into the newly built parliament and government district signifies an official recognition of historical responsibility. Remembrance of the crimes of National Socialism is central to the Federal Republic of Germany's self-understanding.As a result of the process through which it emerged, this Memorial is closely tied to a commitment to democracy and civil courage. Its open form facilitates personal remembrance, commemoration and mourning.

Address: Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin
Directions: Next to Brandenburg Gate
Phone: +49 (0)30 / 200 766 - 0
Website: http://www.holocaust-mahnmal.de

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  • Written Aug 27, 2005
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