Tag: memorial

Stolpersteine or stumbling stones

In the Stolpersteine in the footpaths outside many buildings in Berlin are such simple but poignant stories. This collection of four is outside a building in Danzigerstrase, Prenzlauer. The information relates to a Jewish family that lived in the adjacent house. Arthur Wolfberg, born 1897 (by inference the father), Herta Wolfberg born 1899 (by inference […]

Neue Wache

Neue Wache Originally a guardhouse in the 1800s, Neue Wache ( or New Guardhouse ) has been a war memorial since the 1930s. It is really just a single room, containing a single sculpture, an enlarged version of Käthe Kollwitz’s Mother with her Dead Son. The sculpture is directly under the oculus ( a round, […]

Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe or Holocaust Memorial is opposite the Tiergarten and between Potzdamer Platz and Brandenberg Tor. The two hectare site is covered with 2,711 stelae, basically concrete slabs. The whole effect is quite eerie. Near the outside the slabs are short and people are sitting on them having lunch […]