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Memorial Sites in Berlin

Memorial Sites in Berlin

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  • The Empty Library on Bebelplatz
    Bebelplatz, 10117 Berlin 
    The memorial is located at the spot where national-socialist students threw around 20,000 books into the flames on May 10th 1933 – books written by more than 400 different authors who were considered to be “un-German”.  Among were works by Lion Feuchtwanger, Erich Kästner and Thomas Mann. The empty shelves in the subterranean library symbolize the loss of these 20,000 burnt books.  The memorial was inaugurated on the 60th anniversary of this infamous fire, on May 10th 1993.
  • The House of the Wannsee-Conference 
    Am Großen Wannsee 56-58, 14109 Berlin 
    Phone: +49(0) 30 - 8050010 
    www.ghwk.de or www.haus-der-wannsee-konferenz.de
    On January 20 1942, this villa housed a meeting under the leadership of SS-Gruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich, chief of the Reichssicherheitsamt with fourteen leading members of the ministerial bureaucracy as well as the SS to discuss and organize the implementation of the decision to deport and murder the European Jews in the East.  This meeting is named after the villa it took place in – “Wannsee-Konferenz”. 
  • Memorial dedicated to Rabbi Menchem M. Schneerson, The Lubawitscher Rebbe 
    Hansa Ufer 7, 10555 Berlin 
    At his previous home where the Rebbe lived on Hansa Ufer 7, the city of Berlin dedicated a plaque honoring the Rebbe and expressing his achievements as one of the leaders which rebuilt world Jewry follwing the holocaust. This Memorial was unveiled in November 2001 by the Chief Rabbi of Israel Rabbi Israel Lau in commemoration the hundredth anniversary of the Rebbe's birth. It is one of the important Jewish sites of Berlin. 
  • The Memorial Stone in the Große-Hamburer-Straße
    Große-Hamburger-Str. 26, 10115 Berlin 
    A memorial stone commemorates the “collection point” installed at this spot by the Gestapo in 1942 – thereby commemorating the more than 55,000 Berlin Jews who were deported into camps and to their deaths.  Originally, the Jewish old-age home was located here, directly in front of the oldest Jewish cemetery of Berlin.
     
  • The Holocaust Memorial 
    Cora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin
    The memorial for the murdered Jews of Europe near the Brandeburg gate.
    For ten years, the concept for a memorial – a field of columns – designed by the American architect Peter Eisenman was at the center of a controversial public discussion.  Following the positive vote in the German parliament, the memorial is  opened on May 8, 2005.

 

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