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'It happened. Therefore it can happen again: this is the core of what we have to say'. - Primo Levi • This and many more things that I can't explain, not in words, not even in pictures, is what came to my mind when I visited the Holocaust Memorial of Murdered Jews in Europe. It was designed by the architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold- 19,000 square meters of concrete slabs, finished in 2005, sixty years after the start of World War II. When you see it, it is difficult to describe what you feel. According to Eisenman, the stelae are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason. Some observers, me too, have noted a resemblance to a cemetery. It looks like a labrinth also, but one you don't wanna get lost at night I must say. Before going and getting lost in this monument, but a must go if you go there - please, don't be just a tourist that takes a picture there without knowing its real meaning - is the Information Center. It's located at the site's eastern edge. The exhibitions are literal, a sharp contrast to the amorphous stelae that the memorial is composed of. It is as if they were directed at people who cannot find the capacity to believe that the Holocaust occurred. And IT Happened. I've been to many places, I was guide at the Anne Frank Museum in Buenos Aires, visited Auschwitz in Poland, Dachau in Germany, Anne Frank House in the Netherlands, the Yad Vashem Museum in Israel, the US Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, the Holocaust Museum of Paris, Vienna, Budapest, you name it. But this left me speechless. More in my blog - link in bio 🌎. • • • • • • • #holocaustmemorial #berlin #igersberlin #germany #igersgermany #deutschland #igers #holocaust #shoa #usholocaustmuseum #iamatraveler #canon #canonlens #travel #travelblogger #like #comment #wanderlust #eurotrip #photography 36 ♡ 2 ✍ January 18

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