The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
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Neighborhood: Mitte (Borough)
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  • Brandenburger Tor • 4 min walk
  • Brandenburger Tor • 5 min walk
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Michael A
15 contributions
Jun 2022
Lacking in easily-accessible information, but you can work things out. Both as a memorial and an art piece very thought-provoking and contemplative.

There are guidelines on how to behave in the memorial but there were folks doing things that were disrespectful (parkour on the stones…) - maybe avoid at dusk / dark.

Right down the street is the Führerbunker parking lot, and across the street the memorial to homosexuals persecuted under Nazism. Recommend visiting both while in the area.
Written June 29, 2022
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David T
Rheinfelden, Switzerland386 contributions
May 2022
You arrive and you are much taller then the blocks, you can easily see over the top, you can see all, you can see into the distance and it is not really very imposing....but as you enter, the blocks become bigger, because you get in deeper, and then you are in a labyrinth of huge athorative blocks, and you cannot see your way out, and it went very quickly from thinking you can see everything,, to being in over your head with no visible way out. It can happen to anyone, to any people, and it happens fast.
Written May 15, 2022
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Saul
Johannesburg, South Africa15 contributions
May 2022
Make sure you take your time to walk through the memorial and take it all in. Do not rush when you are there. One must also do the underground museum which you must book online, take your time to go through it all, very powerful museum beneath the memorial which I think a lot of people either forget to do or don't know of
Written May 10, 2022
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NickofSurrey
Surrey, UK656 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
This is a striking monument, but in my view you need to visit the underground museum below it as well. One room consists only of the heartbreaking stories of individual families from across Europe. We had to queue for about 20 mins to enter as you have to go via an airport style scanner. Numbers entering are controlled and hygiene measures taken to prevent Coronavirus
Written October 4, 2020
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G Unit
14 contributions
Feb 2020
A very intelligent, thought provoking and emotional place to visit. Would be easy to get lost in numbers but while giving you the figures it also vividly describes how the holocaust developed and the impact it had on individuals and families.

The audio is only 3 euros and is well worth it as he takes you through it very well.

After visiting the museum you understand how the plinths above ground are meant to work but it is a shame that with the volume of tourists you get people treating it like an adventure playground or a place to sit and have a picnic. Also looks hard to maintain. Seems a bit of a case of artistic vision clashing with the realities of life.

That said it didn’t spoil my visit which was very moving and stimulating.

‘It happened once so it can happen again’
Written February 28, 2020
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D.t.
Elizabethton, TN256 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The memorial is a very impressive sight, running for what I'd estimate is a full city block. If you've read about the memorial you know what the designer intended and I think he accomplished that. What was surprising to us were the visitor's behavior. There were numerous kids allowed to run through the memorial and even jump from pillar to pillar, with no reflection on what the memorial represents and that was a disgrace.
Written October 27, 2021
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Neil O
Preston, UK58 contributions
Sep 2021
Berlin Marathon 2021
My wife and I visited Berlin in Sept 2021 as I was taking part in the Marathon.

We have been to the City before and know our way around but one of the places on our list is the Memorial.

Due to the historical significance of the memorial it is a very special place. The area has a quiet, calm and reflective mood and is very respectful of the past.

Even if you have a busy schedule I would definately pay a visit for 10-15 minutes to pay respect and reflect on how lucky were are to live in these modern times.
Written October 16, 2021
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Lukas P
Hyde, UK76 contributions
May 2020 • Friends
No review would give you an idea of what this place does to you. It’s truly fitting for such a tragedy. It’s interpretation is completely down to the individual.

I recommend that when you visit this memorial, you do so with friends, however you should split up and walk through it individually. It creates so much emotion that my father was on the verge of tears.

It’s designed to disorient you and give you a perspective of a holocaust victim.

Two of my interpretations...

It seems so hard to find your friends and family once you’re in the memorial that you get a glimpse of the feeling that you would of got by being split up in the concentration camps.

The true volume of victims is unknown and of titanic proportions which would mean its impossible to list the names of each victim on a single memorial, these can be viewed also as empty memorial plaques that are left so because we don’t know the names of many victims, meaning it would be inappropriate to place names of those we know about and omit those we don’t.
Written May 3, 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland24,381 contributions
Jul 2021
This site covering 19,000 square meters is located close to the Brandenburg Gate. The memorial by architect Peter Eisenman was ceremonially opened in 2005.

The site consists of 2711 concrete slabs of different heights. From all four sides, you can access this spatial structure. The memorial is on a slight slope and its wave-like form is different wherever you stand.

There is also an underground information center, also designed by Eisenman. Here you can find information on the victims and the locations.
Written August 3, 2021
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Laura R
Oxford, UK170 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
This isn’t the kind of place that you ‘recommend visiting’ in the normal sense but I do feel that everyone should go as history should be acknowledged and hopefully learnt from. We visited late afternoon as the final light of the day was disappearing. There were still a large number of visitors at this time and unfortunately a lot of them didn’t seemed to grasp that this is a place to reflect and remember. I do wish that people didn’t feel the need to jump and climb over the memorial and instead treat it with the respect it deserves.
Written January 3, 2020
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