Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

This is an essential stop for any visit to Berlin. It’s been criticized for focusing on just one of the groups targeted by the Nazis, but the German government has now erected memorials to other victims. It’s also criticized because there’s nothing Jewish about it. Some were struck that there’s no central gathering point…no place for a ceremony. Like death, you enter it alone. There is no intended meaning. Is it a labyrinth…a symbolic cemetery…and intentionally disorienting? It’s entirely up to the visitor to derive the meaning, while pondering this horrible chapter in human history. What was your reaction to this memorial?

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