The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, called the Holocaust Memorial for short, is a memorial to the Jews murdered under the rule of Hitler and National Socialism in the Holocaust in the historic center of Berlin. Between 2003 and spring 2005, the building, which is characterized by concrete blocks (steles), was erected on an area of around 19,000 m² near the Brandenburg Gate. The design is by Peter Eisenman. The memorial was inaugurated on May 10, 2005 and has been open to the public since May 12, 2005. In the first year came over 3.5 million visitors. The Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe and the Place of Information are run by the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, which was founded in 2000 and started in 2003 as a client. Foundation director is the historian Uwe Neumärker. The Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe also looks after the Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted under National Socialism, the Memorial to the Sinti and Roma of Europe Murdered in National Socialism and the Memorial and Information Center for the Victims of the National Socialist "Euthanasia" Murders(Source: Wikipedia)
May 1, 2016
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in the center of Berlin is the central Holocaust Memorial of Germany, a place of remembrance and commemoration of the up to six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Located between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz, the memorial consists of the stelae field designed by Peter Eisenman and the underground Information Center. Admission is free.
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