Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

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Most visitors will say that this memorial reminds them of an abstract cemetery – or a graveyard.

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe remembers the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, an estimated six million people. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold, it consists of 2.711 concrete slabs, each one 2.38 meters long and 0.95 meters wide (only the height varies, giving its wave-like form), organized in rows, 54 of them going north-south and 87 heading east-west.

A place of remembrance and warning close to the Brandenburg Gate, the memorial covers 19.000 square meters and it was opened in 2005, after approval from the German Parliament in 1999. The exhibition about the persecution and extermination of the European Jews, an underground place of information, was designed by Dagmar Van Wilcken. It complements the abstraction of the memorial with personal documentation about the individuals and the families that perished during the Nazi Holocaust.

Contacts & Details

Cora-Berliner-Straße,1 10117 Berlin

Sunday:

10:00 – 20:00

Tuesday:

10:00 – 20:00

Wednesday:

10:00 – 20:00

Thursday:

10:00 – 20:00

Friday:

10:00 – 20:00

Saturday:

10:00 – 20:00