Vibrant Culture of Remembrance

Crimes of the Nazis - an interactive map of the places of remembrance

The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin. dpa

The memory of the crimes committed by the Nazis is kept alive by numerous memorials in Germany.

Addressing war and tyranny, ideologically motivated crimes and political injustice in the 20th century, not to mention commemorating the victims of persecution, play an important role in the culture of remembrance in the Federal Republic of Germany. Preserving eye-witness reports by persons who actually experienced the events is the key element in a culture of remembrance destined to make certain that coming generations are conscious of the crimes committed by the Nazis. The numerous memorials to the various groups of victims all over Germany are also part of this vibrant culture of remembrance.

In central Berlin, for example, the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a memorial to the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Stolperstein
“Stolperstein”
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