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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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Worthing, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I'm neither Jewish nor old enough to remember the event but the echoes that resonate between the stelae of this magnificent memorial made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck. Go early morning or later in the day to experience the light striking the monument at an angle. It makes you think...

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Perhaps I should have checked out the below grade info center. Didn't even know this thing was here, much less did I have time to visit the info center. I guess these things are supposed to be coffins representing murdered Jews. There sure are a lot of them, as others have stated, the exact meaning is not immediately understood. It... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

You have to walk through the stones, and make a point to go directly from one side to another. Before my first free tour, I had only walked by on the outside. On the tour, we walked through, and you really get enough impressions to make you talk about the physical and emotional effect it has on you - you... More

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is a must for every Berlin visitor. It highlights the genocide of the Jews by Hitler and his gestapo. The memorial serves as a reminder of the miseries, sufferings and fear of the families under Hitler's rule. It is mind blowing to see the vast areas of the continent where the Jews were hounded, tortured and murdered en mass... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A very special and unique memorial. There's a museum memorising the Jews of Europe killed during the world war. Museum is free of charge and really worth visiting. The memorial itself is great!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A vast acreage filled with grey stele/memorial slabs, this effective memorial fills you with sadness as you wander through the different sized rectangles. Each time you glance up in the maze you have a different perspective and your vision is filled with the jumbled shapes of the grey stele. As a reminder of man's inhumanity its anonymous slabs are incisive.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Hard to miss!! I understand and share the feeling about what this monument is about. I just can't get to like the art of it. It's interesting, but i guess I expected something different. It's fun to walk arouns and you can take some awsome pics, yet I feel its missing something (I'm no artist nor claim to be). It... More

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Riga, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The memorial itself is pretty confusing, it is hard to determine exactly what message the artist was trying to portray. Regardless, it is a memorial to the fallen very openly displayed by Berlin and an important place for everybody to pay their respects to those lost due to one of history's most devastating showcases of inhumanity.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This memorial brings it home. It is located behind the American embassy and near a street of cafes.Walking through you feel unbalanced, alone and disoriented which is what the 6 million Jews must have felt.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting in terms of design and construction. Really thought provoking in terms of what the intent of the designer was and what it really has achieved. I found it moving but not in a sad/ depressing way. Related to being a great memorial if people just came whether to sit and reflect, walk around or picnic on it.

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