In the Room of Names, names of all known Jewish Holocaust victims obtained from the Yad Vashem memorial in Israel are read out loud.
The rest of the exhibition is divided into four rooms dedicated to personal aspects of the tragedy, e.g.
the individual families or the letters thrown from the trains that transported them to the death camps.
The Room of Families focuses on the fates of 15 specific Jewish families.
), also known as the Holocaust Memorial (German: Holocaust-Mahnmal), is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold.
It consists of a 19,000 m site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or "stelae", arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field.
The stelae are 2.38 m (7 ft 10 in) long, 0.95 m (3 ft 1 in) wide and vary in height from 0.2 to 4.7 m (7.9 in to 15 ft 5.0 in).Building began on April 1, 2003, and was finished on December 15, 2004.It was inaugurated on May 10, 2005, sixty years after the end of World War II, and opened to the public two days later.It is located one block south of the Brandenburg Gate, in the Friedrichstadt neighborhood.The cost of construction was approximately €25 million.According to Eisenman's project text, the stelae are designed to produce an uneasy, confusing atmosphere, and the whole sculpture aims to represent a supposedly ordered system that has lost touch with human reason.