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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

Impressive how you can get lost, or lose someone walking around. Just how the artist meant it. Made me silence for a while...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Spent quite some time here with friends contemplating. It's a must-visit whatever your faith. Walk down one of the long lines of stones and immerse yourself.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

So, I messed up here. We walked around the memorial, which, you can access on different streets. Unfortunately, I did not see a sign for the Visitor's Centre, thus missed it, which I am sorry about. Memorial is like a large maze of stark concrete blocks and crooked sidewalk. It looked similar to a cemetery. A good reminder to what... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Something so important historically as the crimes of the Third Reich against the Jews of Europe, should not be degraded by an UGLY massive "monument" in the middle of the City as this. I just don't get it. Might have looked good on paper

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Close to Brandenburg Tor - easy to find along unter den Linden. Explanations in many languages. Very restrained monument, but highly emotive subject, with people openly weeping in the street whilst reading the stories of their heritage or those unkown who suffered such a terrible fate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The visitor centre underneath the memorial is an absolute must-see, even for those who already understand the reality of the Holocaust. It’s a series of stark and simple rooms – one full of quotations, the next full of family portraits, and so on – which concentrates on the human cost of the Final Solution, rather than the horror of its... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

These blocks of stone didn't quite do it for me in terms of helping me think about what happened. Too "blocky" and touristy with no real chance for reflection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

So many people come to Berlin for the weekend. This place is an absolute must. It is moving in its starkness and grabs you and makes you reflect. Don't go to Berlin and say you never bothered making it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The actual memorial is apparently quite controversial but I think is stunning and really makes you reflect on the past atrocities. The attached visitor information part (under it) is well worth visiting. It is free and details the suffering of the Jews during the nazi regime. A must see/do while in Berlin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A tribute to the murdered Jews, the Concrete blocks above are what you make them. The museum below relays stories of real people affected by circumstances beyond their control, children, whole families who have lived in places for generations were destroyed. Unbelievable this could happen. I'm sure it still is which is another atrocity.

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