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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. Using our world travel planner, Berlin attractions like Gleis 17, Grunewald can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This memorial to 50000 Jews deported to various concentration camps is very moving. It is the site of a freight yard used for deportations. The original rails remain and the platforms have been transf...  more »
  • I leave a bit far from this place but totally worth to take the sbahn to go there! You can see a dark part of the history. Never forget!  more »
  • It is located almost on the outskirts of the city and is far from an imposing monument but no less impressive. I came here in the morning and there was only. With the city hustle and bustle in the background, it remains nevertheless a "quiet" place. Along the platform, please read the data, the number of Jews and their final destination.
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