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Affective Memory, Ineffective Functionality: Experiencing Berlin’s Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

  • Brigitte Sion

Abstract

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), unveiled in Berlin in 2005, consists of a gigantic field of 2711 rectangular stelae of different heights, and an underground Information Centre, which presents an exhibition about the Holocaust. It is the first national monument to the Holocaust erected in Germany with the political and financial support of the Federal State.

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National Monument Holocaust Memorial Gift Shop Underground Information Somatic Mode 
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Notes

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    A. V. Seaton, ‘Guided by the Dark: From Thanatopsis to Thanatourism’, International Journal of Heritage Studies 2:4 (1996), 234–44.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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