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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 visit at Gleis 17 takes 10 minutes. Maybe 15. But it is something you will never forget. This is unlike any other Holocaust memorial: this is a real place, with its specific data, and particular s...  read more »
  • A little away from the Center but does very well in the S-Bahn. It may be the perfect visit after seeing Sachsenhausen. From here they departed trains to different concentration camps. Plates on the platform tell you when and how many...
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  • A bit outside the main area of Berlin ,we found it worthwhile .Very sad to think what happened on that platform. If you like any thing to do with history ,I recommend Sauchenhausen.. 
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