Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Berlin Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

In May 2005, on the 60th anniversary of the fall of the Nazi regime and the end of World War II, the city of Berlin dedicated the Holocaust Memorial, designed to commemorate the murder of six million Jews by the hands of Hitler and his forces.

Situated near some of Berlin’s most renowned monuments, the Reichstag and the Brandenburg Gate, memorial stands like a contrast to them. A paved area cca 18.500 square meters hosts a labyrinth of 2711 concrete  slabs each conforming to the same length and width, but varying in height. The monument is officially opened in May of 2005 after years of delay and disagreement over the design of the site.
It is a place which symbolizes  and evokes  horror  of the greatest crime in human history,  warning all of us  that something like that should never happen again.

The first day we were very tired, we walked, we took a bus, train, subway, and so full of impressions we went to lunch and rest.

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