There are several memorials to the horrors of the Nazi regime in Berlin. One of the largest and most central is the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Occupying a city block close to the Brandenburg Gate, the memorial consists of 2711 concrete blocks of different sizes, set in an undulating landscape.
Designed by Peter Eisenman following a cmpaign by journalist Lea Rosh and historian Eberhard Jacekl, the memorial was opened to the public in May 2005.
An information centre, located on the eastern side of the memorial, documentsÂ the history of the Nazi persecution of the Jews between 1933 and the end of the Second World War. Admission is free.
The memorial is open 24 hours when you are free to wander between the blocks which range from waist high to nearly 5 metres tall.