The Holocaust Memorial in Berlin

Holocaust Memorial, Berlin (Pic du Jour)

I’ve posted this image of Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial before, but thought it appropriate to share again on the occasion of today’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The memorial, whose official name is the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, is a powerful and unsettling reminder of the horrors humanity is capable of.

Designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold, it covers a space of 19,000 square meters one block south of the Brandenburg Gate in the German capital’s Friedrichstadt neighborhood and was inaugurated on May 10, 2005, 60 years after the end of the World War II.

Never forget.

Photo taken on 17-Sep-2007

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