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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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  • This is the place that Nazis bring the Jews to sent them to Concentrations Camp. It has many reports about when and how many Jews had sent from this place. Totally brutal and devastating. Anyone shoul...  more »
  • This quiet place......platform 17, was where thousands of Jews were transported to various camps. It was chilling to read the numbers of victims and the trequency of these journeys. Once you get to Gr...  more »
  • I came across this Memorial to commemorate the removal and the subsequent murder of about 50,000 Jewish Berlin citizens. The visitor goes on grate bars along the former freight railway line and the data registered on the edge and numbers (almost every day a transport!) and overlooks the bright Birch and old signal box cottages, which were probably also for the victims of one of the last visions of her hometown. A more than depressing impression and perpetual reminder at the same time at the same time.
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