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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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  • Best to go to when it's quiet, this memorial is very moving. No signs or commentary, just use your imagination. 
  • All those who have watched umpteem movies on holocaust must go to this station Grunewald and pay respects to all those who were put into wagons from here and sent by train to various camps all over Eu...  more »
  • בתוך שכונה בורגנית פלוס,נמצא בהחבא מקום ששימש תחנת שילוח ליהדות ברלין ולא רק, המקום נקרא בספריי ההיסטוריה רציף 17,במקום ניתן לראות את מספריי הקרונות ומקומות שמהם נישלחו היהודים ושמות המיקומים שמהם הגי...  more »