Saturday, April 30, 2011

Memorial- Berlin

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, takes up over 4 acres of Berlin with over 2,000 concrete slabs (shaped like coffins) the grid is arranged in a sloping field so that when you walk from the street where they are flat with the ground, into the middle where they are far above your head you have a sense of sinking into it all. the slabs undulate slightly so that the sense of symmetry is never found.

Underneath the memorial is a "Place of Information" listing all names of known Holocaust victims.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Two rather eerie where a person is watched all the time, plus one where the world wasn't watching enough. Mom