Experiencing the Disorientation of the Holocaust in Berlin, Germany
You'll wonder if it's supposed to be a bar graph or a maze. You'll start out feeling big but soon you will be crushed. Opened to the public in 2005, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a massive, overwhelming and ultimately agonizing collection of concrete blocks of varying heights that is impossible to miss. You cannot maneuver though Berlin without acknowledging the horrors that took place in Germany's not-too-distant past, and the intruding nature of the memorial just might be its most important feature. The experience is harrowing, but the message is imperative for all of mankind.
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