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MEMORIALS In Berlin is a city with a very complex history. The past remains visible within the different layers of the city, but also in all the special sites and monuments that should help the people to remember. In many different ways Berlin pays attention to its very own history, whether it is the separation, the Soviet era or the terror of the Nazi-regime. The most prominent and the most discussed is certainly the Holocaust memorial by Peter Eisenman and Richard Serra. With the Jewish Museum Daniel Libeskind designed an impressive building representing the long history of the Jews in Berlin and Germany. But also small interventions in the public space remind of the history, such as the "Stolpersteine", small golden tiles in the pavement, marking the places where deported Jews lived in Berlin.

While many projects are focussing on the 1930s and -40s, also other events in history left their traces in Berlin. The Berlin wall has been nearly entirely demolished and removed after 1990, but there are still a few places where some of the concrete elements staid or where the former position of the wall is made visible, for example by placing a copper line in the pavement . In both parts of Berlin big war monuments remind of the soviet victory and occupation.


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