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Gleis 17, Grunewald

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Address: S7 Grunewald, Berlin, Germany
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Private Tour: Jewish Heritage Walking Tour of Berlin
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A moving place, which is subtly done but in a very moving, respectful way of remembrance. Looking around at the district, a quiet, seems well to do area you would not expect this... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A moving place, which is subtly done but in a very moving, respectful way of remembrance. Looking around at the district, a quiet, seems well to do area you would not expect this as a departure point for industrial scale murder. The numbers of deportees, the date and the destination are on plagues all around the platform. A wall sculpture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this memorial, having previously visited several memorials to Nazi victims, this was an unplanned stop returning from Wannsee. We stayed about 10 minutes. The memorial really drives home the numbers involved, and the patterns of deportation, in numbers and destinations. In my opinion a must visit destination if you want to pay respects to the victims

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Matsuva, Northern District, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the place from where more than 50000 Jews from Berlin went in the trains which took them to their final destination :the death camps.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Such a sad place to visit and yet has to be done. Worth making the effort to visit Gleis 17, a much more impactful spot than just a monument. This is where it happened. A quiet spot without the hordes, helps to spend time reflecting on the horrors of Nazi Germany.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

'Gleis 17' (Track 17) is a platform located adjacent to the main S-Bahn station at Gruenewald - a beautiful and leafy suburb of Berlin. Yet, from this platform, thousands of Jewish Berliners were deported to the death camps between 1941 and the end of 1944. As usual with German memorials dealing with WW2, this is so simple, yet quite devastating... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Such a peaceful spot today, which witnessed the first steps toward horrors we can only begin to imagine. What strikes you is the progression of dates of transports with their ever-dwindling numbers. Beautifully conceived memorial, well worth your time if you are at all interested in the events surrounding the attempted annihilation of Europe's Jewish population.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Nazis picked an out of the center train station from which they deported Jews to concentration camps. A moving memorial stated simply, train track, plaques with the number deported, when, and to where. Memorial candles had individual names. The atrocity of sending so many people to their death for no other reason than they were Jews is remembered and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The visit at Gleis 17 takes 10 minutes. Maybe 15. But it is something you will never forget. This is unlike any other Holocaust memorial: this is a real place, with its specific data, and particular story - all presented in a simple, concise and direct manner. Worth every minute of your time.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A bit outside the main area of Berlin ,we found it worthwhile .Very sad to think what happened on that platform. If you like any thing to do with history ,I recommend Sauchenhausen..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is a very moving memorial to the 50,000 Berlin Jews deported from here to their murder at Auschwitz, Theresienstadt, Lodz and Riga between 1942 and 1945. How could the victims have known the horrors they were going to? The platform is now serene, but what must it have been like then? What you notice is the large numbers of... More 

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