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The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Near the Brandenburg Gate | Information Center: Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin, Germany (Mitte)
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Educational Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The memorial is in two parts. The stelae field above the ground and an information center detailing the personal lives of the murdered jews under... more »
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It is hard to describe the emotions that this memorial evoked ..... it is not just a plaque or a statue but a block square memorial. Must walk through not just view.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I had read many reviews of the memorial and it's meaning. On my first visit to Berlin there were many areas around the old wall and the former Jewish areas that were desolate. I was informed that these areas were former Jewish sites. The then Bonn Government had agreed that the statute of limitations should be extended (for any family... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Of all the WWII memorials I've visited, this one is the one that most moved me. The personal stories about murdered people (including ones about women and their babies) are really strong, so if you are too sensible you might want to avoid that section. It's good that Germany openly shows this part of its history so that it is... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Even without considering the history and what the memorial represents, the memorial is a very cool structure. It is huge... far bigger than we expected... and you can walk through the winding grounds between the huge concrete pillars While not trying to detract from the emotional or historical significance of this structure, the structure itself makes for some fantastic photos... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Photos do not convey well enough how moving the installation is. The design create a great contrast of simplicity and minimalism that allows you to focus on the event, the history and the attempt to show respect to the victims and families of those who lost. It is something you should see if you make it to Berlin

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I understand that the architect was inspired by the Jewish Graveyard in Prague. I went on to visit Prague and this graveyard so came to understand the memorial far better. The blocks represent at least to some extent as I see it, the crowed gravestones and perhaps the lack of value placed upon individuals even in death. A must see... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A must see for everyone. A place to think about the past and what happened during the war. It is a stone's throw from Hitler's bunker which makes you think even more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You will need to think, because the symbolism is not obvious. What does it all mean? It will probably and very cleverly provoke different thoughts to different visitors. Why no mention of the holocaust or World War 2 in the title? (It is simply called "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe". So does this mean any Jews in any... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A very simple appearance at first, but to walk inside the blocks helped to understand the feeling of loss of so many men, women and children. Impressive!!

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Swindon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It is hard to interpret the symbolism of this monument. For me, it was the scale and hidden depths of the site which perhaps symbolise the enormity of the Jewish holocaust.

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