Milestones

OPENED. THE MEMORIAL TO THE MURDERED JEWS OF EUROPE, by German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and Jewish leaders from around the world; in Berlin. The memorial, an undulating 19,000-sq-m field of 2,711 concrete slabs, was designed by American architect Peter Eisenman and cost $35 million to build. Although the idea for a memorial was first mooted by German journalist Lea Rosh in 1988, it took 15 years of debate over the design before construction began in 2003. Parliamentary President Wolfgang Thierse said the monument, which is dedicated to the Holocaust's 6 million Jewish victims, is a sign that Germany "faces up to...

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