Moabit's memorial to the murdered

Levetzowstraße Jewish transportations memorial, Moabit, Berlin

It was once the site of Berlin's largest synagogue, an enormous building in Moabit's Levetzowstraße that could accommodate over 2,000 people.

But in a cruel twist of fate, from 1941 it served as a collection point from which Berlin's Jewish community were systematically transported to ghettos and concentration camps.

The remains of the synagogue, which was heavily damaged in a 1944 air raid, were torn down in the mid-1950s, and since the late 1980s a sobering memorial has stood in its place.

Once the site of Berlin's largest synagogue - Levetzowstraße memorial

A looming steel wall inscribed with the departure dates of all Berlin's deportations overlooks a stylised representation of bound marble figures and a railway carriage loaded with human 'freight'.

Additionally, metal plaques embedded into the pavement depict the dozens of synagogues which once stood in the city.

A poignant, hard-hitting reminder of a terrible chapter in Berlin's history, this sombre site of commemoration may not be one of the city's best known memorials, but certainly ranks among its most profoundly moving.

A steel wall lists all of Berlin's train transportations to concentration camps: Moabit, Berlin
A sobering record of the many synagogues which once stood in Berlin: Levetzowstraße



See also:
A little-known memorial
Historic riverside views
Berlin's funkiest laundromat

Levetzowstraße (close to junction with Jagowstraße), 10555 Berlin

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