Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
In Berlin’s historic centre, between Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz, stands the “Memorial to the Murdered Jew of Europe” – in memory of the estimated six million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman, the monument comprises 2,711 cement slabs (stelae) covering an area of circa 19,000 m2. Varying in height, the stelae are arranged equal distance apart in parallel rows on an undulating brick-plastered surface, which is freely accessible to visitors.
Directly under the memorial, a subterranean exhibition called the “Place of Information” documents the persecution and extermination of European Jews during the Third Reich.
Holocaust Memorial, Ebertstrasse, 10117 Berlin
More information, including opening hours of the underground exhibition at: www.stiftung-denkmal.de
Photo Credit: © Stiftung Denkmal, Marko Priske