The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

by Francesc July. 17, 2012 4441 views

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe(German: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), also known as the Holocaust Memorial (German: Holocaust-Mahnmal), is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000 square metres (4.7 acres) site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or “stelae”, arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 2.38 m (7 ft 10 in) long, 0.95 m (3 ft 1 in) wide and vary in height from 0.2 to 4.8 m (8 in to 15 ft 9 in). According to Eisenman's project text, the stelae are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.

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Christa 5 years, 3 months ago

Very opportune set, now that they caught another war criminal.

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Sara G 5 years, 3 months ago

Chilling..a good plan. Thanks for showing us..

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Felecia 5 years, 3 months ago

I think it is very successful it its intent.
Wonderful post.

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Debasish Dash 5 years, 3 months ago

Good one. Thanks for sharing :)

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Josy 5 years, 3 months ago

Lost in the labyrinth of the storm that was this period of History. Yes,confusing atmosphere

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Olga Helys 5 years, 3 months ago

So interesting report
Thanks for sharing

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Dunja 5 years, 3 months ago

Very strong emotional expression of this GREAT post !

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 5 years, 3 months ago

Goes right in! Thank you!

5 years, 3 months ago Edited
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