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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 people who have been removed from here, already suffered what suffering and had first and foremost ahead of her. A sad place.
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  • Visited here after reading reviews. If you are visiting Potsdam from Berlin on the S Bhan then it's worth breaking your trip to visit this very moving place.  more »
  • An eerie place. This is probably the most creepy Memorial where visited. And the strongest impression from the location. the current station Grunwald. on Potterovskie there are almost 9 and 3/4 ... only you find of modernity is not the magical Hogwarts. While Berlin World ... which turns out to be much closer.
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