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This website tells you about the work and functions of the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. It gives you an overview of the history of the projects, of current events and the historical presentation in the Information Centre.

You are welcome to contact us at the Foundation:

E-Mail: info[a]stiftung-denkmal.de

Tel.: +49 (0)30 – 26 39 43 – 11

Or by post: Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Georgenstraße 23, 10117 Berlin



Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Foundation was founded in the year 2000. Its purpose is to erect the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The Memorial will consist of a field of stelae (concrete columns) and an Information Centre. It is dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The Foundation is also to commemorate the other victims of Nazism. The chairman of the Foundation is the President of the German Bundestag, Dr. Norbert Lammert.



Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Memorial is being build south of the Brandenburg Gate. It will consist of over 2,700 concrete stelae (columns). The stelae are of different heights and stand on wavy ground. Underneath the Memorial is the Information Centre. At the exhibition there, you can learn about the victims. It also tells you about memorial sites in Germany and Europe. The Memorial was opened on 10 May 2005. The Memorial is near the train stations Brandenburger Tor and Potsdamer Platz.

The decision to erect the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
The journalist Lea Rosh and the historian Eberhard Jäckel had campaigned for the building of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe since 1988. For a long time there were a lot of arguments about the Memorial. In 1999, the German Bundestag chose the design by Peter Eisenman, an architect from New York.



Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted under the National Socialist Regime

The Memorial is being build south of the Brandenburg Gate. The monument was designed by the artistic duo of Michael Elmgreen (Denmark) and Ingar Dragset (Norway). The Memorial was opened on 27 May 2008. The Memorial is near the train stations Brandenburger Tor and Potsdamer Platz.



Memorial to the Sinti and Roma of Europe Murdered under the National Socialist Regime

The memorial lies at the Simsonweg between the Brandenburg gate and the Reichstag building. The Memorial by artist Dani Karavan consists of a circular fountain with a stone in the centre where a fresh flower is placed every day. Panels present information on the persecution and mass murder of this minority under the National Socialist regime of terror. On the 24th October 2012, the Memorial was officially opend to the public.