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Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

 

 

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin 2

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

Consisting of 2,711 gravestone-like pillars ranging in height from 0.2 to 4.8 m (7.9 in to 15 ft 9.0 in) and arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field,  this memorial was completed in 2005 and was the first formal German government-sponsored Holocaust memorial. Maintaining the word “murdered” in the title was intentional, as Germany as a nation was finally officially admitting to a crime.

There is no intended meaning. Instead, the memorial was designed to instill in the viewer a confusing and uneasy feeling. Is it a labyrinth? a symbolic cemetery? It’s up to the you to derive the meaning while pondering this horrible chapter in human history.