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Destination Berlin: The Berlin Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

Destination Berlin: The Berlin Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe Ph. Juri Signorini

Crossroads of the history of the twentieth century, Berlin was bound to dedicate a monument to one of the darkest moments of our past: in an area located just 1 km from the Brandenburg Gate, 2711 concrete blocks of varying heights make up the Holocaust Memorial, an act of commemoration for the 6 million Jews exterminated during the Nazi era.

For the construction of the monument was called an international tender for which they were examined over 500 projects, choosing finally the American architect Peter Eisenman.

Opened in 2005, his idea was to have slabs of varying heights, from 20 cm to almost 5 m, concentrating higher ones towards the center, to give the monument a non-linear and labyrinthine appearance, to the point that walking through the gray, square concrete columns, the memorial becomes increasingly tight and irritating, so that visitors can experience the contrast between the before and after it joined. For those wishing to complete this impressive experience. In the south-east of the monument, it is located the infopoint, where a permanent exhibition traces the stories of several Jewish families and in the "Room of Names" you will find brief biographies of all the victims with their names and year of birth.

USEFULL INFO

Opening hours: open air

Admission: free

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How to reach: Metro Brandenburger Tor (U55, S1, S2, S25) 

AddressCora-Berliner-Straße 1, 10117 Berlin

Juri

Born in Riccione, a seaside town on the Italian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Of Italian father and a Russian mother, I always define myself a crossroads of cultures, in fact I never identified with a nationality, considering myself a real world citizen.
From the early years of life I've traveled, living periods of time abroad, experiences that have further increased my openness towards the new and the different, and the ability to think outside the box.
I'm graduated Expert for Tourism, and continued hmy studies with a Masters Degree in Economics and Management. During and after the studies, I had a multitude of different jobs, mostly oriented towards tourism (my true passion, together with art and opera). Since 2008 I lives in Milan, working in the finance department of an Italian multinational company.
My passion for culture, led me to found in 2013, Kitabu, a publishing house specializing in the publication of books in electronic format, with which in 2015 I launched various projects regarding web-based magazines about different cultural and leisure themes, on of wich is TravelTv.
Despite the many commitments, however, I've never stopped traveling extensively the world, trying in every place to identify myself with the local population.

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