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Gleis 17, Grunewald, Berlin
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Solemn and meaningful, the memorial at Gleis 17, Grunewald commemorates the deportation of some 50,000 Jews from this site between 1941 and 1945. At first, the trains departing from here carried their human cargo to the ghettos of Litzmannstadt and Warsaw. But starting in 1942, their route included stops at the Auschwitz and Theresienstadt concentrations camps. Regardless of their destination, most of the trains departed from the historic track 17. The monument now standing in this spot was opened in 1998 and is made up of 186 steel bars embedded in the gravel along the track. These bars refer to the number of transports that left Berlin. Inscribed on them are the dates of departures, the number of deportees, and the train's ultimate route. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Gleis 17, Grunewald by using our Berlin trip builder.
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  • We visited this memorial, having previously visited several memorials to Nazi victims, this was an unplanned stop returning from Wannsee. We stayed about 10 minutes. The memorial really drives home th...  more »
  • This was the place from where more than 50000 Jews from Berlin went in the trains which took them to their final destination :the death camps. 
  • Such a sad place to visit and yet has to be done. Worth making the effort to visit Gleis 17, a much more impactful spot than just a monument. This is where it happened. A quiet spot without the hordes...  more »