Controversial Holocaust Memorial Opens

Berlin's Holocaust Memorial is designed by U.S. architect Peter Eisenman.
May 11, 2005, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"German politicians and Jewish leaders have marked 60 years since the end of World War II by officially opening Berlin's vast Holocaust memorial.

The Monument to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a sprawling field of 2,700 stone slabs near the Brandenburg Gate...
US architect Peter Eisenman, whose design divided opinion and was finally approved only in 1999, said he hoped that Berliners and visitors to the city will navigate the pathways as part of their daily lives."

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Published on Tuesday, May 10, 2005 in BBC News
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