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Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe: photos, description (Denkmal fuer die ermordeten Juden Europas)

Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe is located in the heart of Berlin between the elements of the bunker, used by the former leadership of Germany, and the Brandenburg gate.

The memorial is a field of impressive dimensions - 4.7 hectares, there are about 2700 grey slabs of different size, they resemble coffins, located on an inclined surface. The project of this building was proposed by the deconstructivist Peter EISENMANN, construction began in 2001, and for the public, the memorial was opened only in 2005.

Each year the Holocaust memorial-memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe is visited by a huge number of people. For the Germans themselves it is a symbol of rethinking the history of their country and repentance, and to relatives of the Jews who suffered during the Holocaust, is the memory and the pain that is stuck in these numerous stone blocks. The height of the slabs vary from 0,5 to 5 meters, but the width and length are the same.

At the origins of the idea of the memorial were such personalities as the historian Eberhard Jekel and publicist Lea Rosh. The proposal for the construction of such facilities has caused much controversy and discussion, which ended with the approval in 1999. In the same period was organized a special charity Fund, which is the content of the Memorial to the murdered Jews of Europe. Since 2009, the Fund began to engage in the guardianship of other monuments dedicated to the victims of Nazism.