Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

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After budget battles, arguments over aesthetics, and political
power trips, Germany’s national Holocaust memorial was
finally dedicated in May 2005. Designed by Peter Eisenman, the
5.5-acre monument is a charcoal-colored stone slab labyrinth. The
slabs are protected by an anti-graffiti coating, which,
coincidentally, was manufactured by the same company that produced
poison gas for the Nazis.

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Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

After budget battles, arguments over aesthetics, and political
power trips, Germany’s national Holocaust memorial was
finally dedicated in May 2005. Designed by Peter Eisenman, the
5.5-acre monument is a charcoal-colored stone slab labyrinth. The
slabs are protected by an anti-graffiti coating, which,
coincidentally, was manufactured by the same company that produced
poison gas for the Nazis.

Jake Richter [1] [1] http://www.TheTravelingRichters.com

World's Most Controversial Monuments

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