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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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  • Fiding Gleis 17 is easy but you need to be looking for it. It is worth finding. Take the S7 (S Bahn towards Potsdam and get off at Grunewald Station. You can also take a bus (M19 I think) As you get o...  more »
  • Here there is nothing special to see related to others tributes to Jews holocaust. Obviously there is a special vibe to stay in the same place where so much suffering happened, but do not expect any m...  more »
  • In a residential neighborhood, this memorial is both simple and very powerful. Alongside the tracks, on the concrete of the station, multiple small plaques list the date, destination, and number of pe...  more »