Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe
Close to the Brandenburg Gate in downtown Berlin, The Memorial of the Murdered Jews of Europe, short The Holocaust Memorial, was established in 2005 under great media attention.
The walk-in from all sides wavy field of pillars serves as a reminder of the persecution and annihilation of the European Jews. In an area of about 19,000 square meters, New York architect Peter Eisenman installed 2711 concrete pillars of different height in a grid.
The area is intended to encourage visitors to think and reflect on the subject. The concrete pillars remind of sarcophagi or cenotaphs and could also, according to different interpretation statements, symbolize the graves of the murdered Jews. According to a statement from the architects, it is “a place without specific meaning”.
As a supplement, under the field of stelae you will find the ‘Place of Information’, which is a documented exhibition divided into four thematic rooms about the persecution and murdering of Jews.
Admission is free, guided tours are possible.
The field of stelae is accessible at any time.
A place that definitely encourages reflection and thinking. Worth visiting the underground exhibition.