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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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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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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I quickly learned that Berlin is not the best city for WWII memorials, so we were eager to see this one and only option. We went with friends who were familiar with the city so we did not miss the entrance to the underground museum. Both under and above ground were amazing. I particularly loved the letters... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This is a very well done memorial that should not be missed. It's very moving and take the silence into account as you walk through the blocks as a moment of silence from the hustle and bustle outside of it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

A key site for remembering the murdered jews by nazi Germany during the Second World War, Peter Eisenman´s memorial is a different way of representation, like a graveyard with 2711 stones, an enormous place used today also as an entertainment park by kids and youngsters. Don´t forget to visit the underground museum, it is a small but an excellent Holocaust... More

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