Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas

July 28, 2006
In the morning, I rode my bike to an architecture of Berlin, which designed by Peter Eisenmann, Dead Jewish Memorial in Europe (Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas). It was built by 2711 concrete blocks (more or less 1×2.5m.each) and was opened for the first time on the 10th of May 2005 after 60 years of WWII. The architecture itself is wavy from right to the left and these concrete blocks place in different heights and levels.

The gap of space between each block is about 1 m., so a person, who walks through, has to walk alone. I think it is quite good idea to approach in this way because this person can perceive the feeling of sadness, loneliness and such a thing like this. When I was there, I also got this feeling as well and everything passed very quick. While I walked through, I saw a man in a far side and then he disappeared in the next second because of the narrowness of the concretes’ gaps create this kind of event inside the architecture.


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