Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe:Berlin

The city of Berlin donated this large plot in the center of the city and taxed every German citizen .53 cents in order to raise 16million euros to have this memorial built. There is no demarcation of the site,just 2711 concrete blocks of differing heights in an undulating surface called a Field of Stelae. There is also an information center with individual stories and remembrances and information about the history of the holocaust. I never expected Berlin to be so filled with regret for Hitler’s atrocities or so reverential of the memory of those he killed. I did find it odd to see a cigarette holder built into the toilet roll

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