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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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  • the Jews in the extermination camps were transported from track 17 on the basic forest station. Was here a simple sculpture to commemorate and built a memorial plaque and the track itself panels are attached, how many people in each camp have been brought. A discreet monument, always very touched me but precisely because of its simplicity,
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  • Next to the normal train "Gleis", you can find the Gleis 17. You will see pro day, the number of "Juden" which have been sent to the camp.. It is really impressive  more »
  • Station platforms lost in the Green, to 5 minutes by train from the center of Berlin, where departed the convoy of deportees. dates and destinations of the convoys are engraved on plates. Emotion and recollection.
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