Holocaust Memorial (Berlin)

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A 19.000 square meter huge site covered with 2.711 cement blocks, or also called "stelae". All of the stelae have the same length of 2,38m, same width of 0,95m and vary in the height from 0,2m to 4,8m. Due to the wavy ground the whole site gets a shape of a huge wave. The architect Peter Eisenman produced an uneasy and confusing atmosphere on the site that once located the Reichskanzlei (Reichs Chancellery) of Adolf Hitler during the Third Reich.......

A 19.000 square meter huge site covered with 2.711 cement blocks, or also called “stelae”. All of the stelae have the same length of 2,38m, same width of 0,95m and vary in the height from 0,2m to 4,8m. Due to the wavy ground the whole site gets a shape of a huge wave. The architect Peter Eisenman produced an uneasy and confusing atmosphere on the site that once located the Reichskanzlei (Reichs Chancellery) of Adolf Hitler during the Third Reich. The “Field of Staele” is open 24/7 throughout the whole year. Underneath the Holocaust Memorial you can find an Information Centre, where you can learn about the fate of the murdered Jews of Europe.

Opening times of the Information Center are daily except Mondays from 10AM to 8PM (last entrance 7:15PM)

Link: http://www.stiftung-denkmal.de/en

written by shlomobenjussuf on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations #history #berlin #culture #architecture #art #design

One Comment

  1. pjp
    pjp ·

    woaw, stunning Picture with the multiple exposure
    really nice

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