Holocaust Memorial Opens in Berlin

People walk between the concrete blocks of the Holocaust memorial.

hide captionPeople walk between the concrete blocks of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin during the memorial's inauguration, May 10, 2005.

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Germany unveils a memorial in central Berlin to the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust. Politicians, Jewish leaders and Holocaust survivors were on hand for the solemn ceremony to inaugurate the monument designed by American architect Peter Eisenman.

The opening ends 17 years of debate over how Germany should mark the darkest chapter of its past.

 

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