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Constructing meaning.

Where the Generals Lay

Die Ruhestätte der Feldherren

The Berlin Wall ran ruthlessly through everything – homes, city squares and even burial grounds. One of these was the Prussian-era Invalidenfriedhof.

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Berlin Block (for Charlie Chaplin) by Richard Serra. - by SL Wong

Berlin Block

Berlin Block

Tilted awkwardly "as if Chaplin was turning on his shoe", this 77-ton Richard Serra 'Berlin Block' is both a tribute to the comedian and a comment on the Cold War…

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Rosa Luxemberg Memorial by the Landwehrkanal. - by SL Wong

For Rosa and Karl

Für Rosa und Karl

Her murder was couched in terms of "Hohenzollern Germany celebrat(ing) its last triumph and Nazi Germany its first", by socialist historian Isaac Deutscher. He was referring to the 1919 political…

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Georg Eiser Monument, Berlin - SL Wong

The Profile of Georg Elser

Das Profil von Georg Elser

How do you make a new monument matter on a busy street? The monument was to Georg Elser, a carpenter who in 1939 tried to assassinate Hitler and other Nazi leaders but failed.

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Berlin Junction - by SK Mandal

Berlin Junction

Berlin Junction

Two enormous rusty metal sheets on the pavement formed a narrow passageway. We walked around it but could not see what the sculpture was supposed to represent.

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Places of Remembrance Memorial - Bayerisches Viertel - SL Wong

Signs of the Times

Die Zeichen der Zeit

Looking around Bayerischer Platz, nothing in the square initially stood out. Then we spotted the pictograph of a park bench against a bright green background. It was affixed to a…

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The memorial 'Bibliotek' (Library) was created by artist Micha Ullman, son of German Jewish immigrants; his "holes and constructions accentuate the emptiness of human structures" (Israel Museum). - by SL Wong

Wherever Man Burns Books

Wo Man Bücher Verbrennt

In the middle of a massive square in the heart of Berlin, is a sunken library. It can hold around 20,000 books. But its white shelves are empty. And it…

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Joseph and Helene Haase and their sister-in law, Margarete lived at No. 100. - by SL Wong

Stumbling Stone Memorials

Stolpersteine Denkmäler

It was drizzly, gray and wintery when we headed out to the Rathaus Neukölln. The heavily-pedestrianised Karl-Marx Strasse sidewalks had been narrowed by mounds of gray ice that had earlier…

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Jüdische Opfer des Faschismus by Will Lammert - by SL Wong

Discover Truth

Nach Wahrheit Finden

“Discover truth, love beauty, seek goodness, do the best one can,” (“Nach Wahrheit forschen, Schönheit lieben, Gutes wollen, das Beste tun”) is a quote by Moses Mendelssohn, the celebrated 18th…