Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe – Peter Eisenman


The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, also called Holocaust Mahnmal, is a giant monument in the hearth of Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold – inaugurated on May 10, 2005, sixty years after the end of World War II. It consists of 2.711 concrete slabs or “stelae”, arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field.

Although for many visitors this labyrinth becomes a kind of giant outdoor playground, what he wants to communicate as soon as you stop in the middle and one begins to think, is a pervasive sense of sadness.

Right in the middle of the historic fabric of berlin to remember forever a wound that history has wanted to leave.






All photographs ©Luca Onniboni – (do whatever you want, reminding us)