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The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Memorial 

the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Located between the Brandenburg Gate and Potsdamer Platz is the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.  Peter Eisenman, the designer of this memorial, created a plan that would consists of the Field of Stelae standing on 4.7-acre site. This Field of Stalae, consist of 2,711 concrete slabs, which are 7’10” long and 3’1” wide but vary in height (8” to 15’9”).  Eisenman wanted to create a design that would produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere aiming to “represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason”. As the viewer begins to move through the piece, they begin to see that these tall structures are placed on a sloping ground.  The combination of the growing evenly placed slabs on a slopping field certainly contributes to the an anxious feeling one can get when entering this site.

** I had a video of me walking through it but am having trouble uploading it. Sorry

Memorial

For more information on this memorial: http://www.stiftung-denkmal.de/en/memorials/the-memorial-to-the-murdered-jews-of-