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A new proposal for a memorial site in Berlin

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Sites of slave labour in the concentration camp system – Presentation of the new website

Film im Homosexuellen-Denkmal, Foto: Marko Priske

On occasion of the 10th anniversary of the inauguration of

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The Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe invites 11 artists to participate in a non-open competition for a new film for the Memorial to the Homosexuals Persecuted under the National Socialist Regime.

v. l. n. r.: Auma Obama, Michelle Obama, Sasha Obama, Uwe Neumärker, Malia Obama, Foto: Marko Priske

In the early morning of 19 June 2013 Michelle Obama visited, accompanied by her two daughters Malia (14) and Sasha (12 years) and Auma Obama, half-sister of Barack Obama, the Field of Stelae of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

Free Public Tour at the Holocaust Memorial
1st prize in the design competition: Ursula Wilms, Nikolaus Koliusis, Heinz W. Hallmann, photo: promo

As part of a joint public awareness project, the Technische Universität Munich and the Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe are responsible for creating the content of this new memorial.

(left to right) Tova Wagmann-Fürst (life partner of Naftali Fürst), Uwe Neumärker, Federal President Joachim Gauck, Lea Rosh, Naftali Fürst and 16 year-old school pupils from the Community School Marzahn-Hellersdorf in the Field of Stelae. Photo: Marko Priske Picture: (left to right) Uwe Neumärker, Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck, Naftali Fürst und Lea Rosh in front of the enlarged portraits in the Information Centre, Photo: Marko Priske

On the 25 January 2013, Joachim Gauck, Germany’s Federal President, visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe to honour Remembrance Day for the victims of National Socialism.