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The Berlin Holocaust Memorial, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

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Peter Eisenman's Controversial Plan
The Berlin Holocaust Memorial, by architect Peter Eisenman, lies between East and West Berlin.

The Berlin Holocaust Memorial, by architect Peter Eisenman, lies between East and West Berlin.

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Architect Peter Eisenman stirred controversy when he unveiled plans for the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The Memorial is made up of 2,711 massive rectangular stones on a sloping stretch of land.

Critics protest that the Memorial is too abstract and does not present historical information about the Nazi campaign against the Jews. Other people say that the Memorial resembles a vast field of nameless tombstones and captures the horror of the Nazi death camps.

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