Friday, May 6, 2016

Holocaust Memorial

The Memorial consists of over 2500 individual concrete blocks.  Everyone is unique in height, and the slant on the top varies. It was impressive and very thought provoking as you made your way through.

 "The memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold consists of a 4.7-acre] site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 2.38 m (7 ft 10 in) long, 0.95 m (3 ft 1 in) wide and vary in height from 0.2 to 4.7 m (7.9 in to 15 ft 5.0 in).[2] They are organized in rows, 54 of them going north–south, and 87 heading east–west at right angles but set slightly askew. An attached underground "Place of Information"  holds the names of approximately 3 million Jewish Holocaust victims, obtained from the Israelimuseum Yad Vashem."

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