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The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Address: Near the Brandenburg Gate | Information Center: Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
Phone Number: 49 30 26 39 43 36
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Ranked #11 of 980 things to do in Berlin
Type: Monuments & statues, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
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Type: Monuments & statues, Colleges & universities, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I understand the symbolism of what is trying to be done here, but I just don't think it's well done. For a start, our tour guide (on our bike tour) told us the concrete used was actually made by a company who produced gas used to kill those in the concentration camps...ouch. There just isn't much here - once you've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The monument is unlike anything else I have seen, but draws you into itself in a thought provoking way. The museum isolated underground in the corner furthest from the Brandenburg gate. Take one of the headsets and take your time making your way round the exhibition. You will come out in a state of shock and incredulity as to how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A stroll through this exterior exhibit is a walk through one's personal understandings and emotions regarding humanity and history. There is no guided tour, no mandated interpretation - only the opportunity to experience, or attempt to experience, the historical suffering of so many people. I felt the display was also beyond only the Jews of Europe - although that is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

An underground museum, under the Holocaust Memorial 'Garden'. This traces all the horrors of the Nazi 'extermination' of Jews (and other unaccepted races!). It shows what happened, and where, and when, with a lot of personal records, diaries etc. The only problem is that the numbers are so unbelievable that your mind seems to go into overload shock, and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

There is no cost to visit, which is rare. Very much worth the trip out there. Sad to read all the stories and the letters about what happened.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This memorial is very simple but very moving - I would say its best not to read reviews and just go to get your own perspective on it :) definitely worth doing while in Berlin! Round the corner is a small memorial for the gay people who lost their lives in the Holocaust too which is also very thought provoking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It is a very interesting monument to visit. You can use the paths and go through the whole monument, many tourists also take a photo there. But it is not just a place to have fun, it is also good to take a break there and think about the historical message of this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Walked through this as the sun was setting on an overcast day. Quite eerie and definitely makes one think a lot. Definitely something to see and not far at all from the Brandenburg Gate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I forgot his name, but the engineer who designed this memorial was asked "what is the meaning behind the design" he responded by saying that every person that walks through the pillars experiences different emotions whilst doing so and therefore replicates the emotions of the people that perished. The Jews didn't know they were being sent to gas chambers. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very appropriate and beautiful memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe. The graduating solid blocks of dark gray granite evokes the endless disbelief of the horror of prescribed murder and forces the conscious to try and understand its impact. Walk amongst them and ponder the minds behind the organized slaughter and how they ever came to that... More 

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