Visit the Disturbing Holocaust Memorial in Berlin
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The Holocaust Memorial
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There is, perhaps, no other city in Germany that had been both the quintessence of the flourishing of Jewish German life, and its destruction. But the cities and the country are working with the kernel of the Jewish population to create a new era, which is symbolized by the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. Even though my family left the area in the 1890s and I have never had real ties to Germany, it felt like a completion to visit, freeing me to begin to enjoy the real charms of the country. It's not always a happy experience, but for me, it was a truly important experience.
Berlin was a city of intellectuals, of culture, art, music. But, as the capital of the country, it was also the place were the decisions were made that attempted to destroy all traces of Jews and Jewish life. It also became the headquarters of the National Socialist Party. The location of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, their holocaust memorial and museum, in Berlin (Berlin vacation rentals | Berlin travel guide) sends a clear message of change and renewal.
This is not the only holocaust memorial in the Berlin. There is the Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted under the National Socialist Regime located nearby. Germany, and Berlin, are determined to send the message of the new Germany to the world. The holocaust will not be forgotten.
Read the full article about the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin at offbeattravel.com
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The Field of Stelae is open to the public day and night. The underground information center is open every day from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm except Mondays.
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