Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, Germany is dedicated to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The 19,000 square meter site is covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field. The stelae are 7 ft 10 in long, 3 ft 1 in wide, and vary in height from 7.9 in to 15 ft 9.0 in. They are organized in rows — 54 of them going north-south and 87 heading east-west — at right angles but set slightly askew. The stelae are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.