Berlin Holocaust memorial suffering from cracks

March 3, 2010 18:30


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

BERLIN — Officials at Berlin's Holocaust memorial say most of its 2,711 concrete slabs are suffering from cracks only five years after it opened.

Memorial foundation director Uwe Neumaerker said Wednesday experts have found no remedy yet for the damage in at least two-thirds of the slabs.

Neumaerker said there is no danger to visitors and he doesn't believe the damage is beyond repair.

The German daily Bild reported that, following a hard winter, at least 2,200 slabs in the memorial near Berlin's Brandenburg Gate are damaged.

Neumaerker said that number was "speculation" and he hasn't yet sent out experts for a detailed check on the slabs.

He said the memorial has drawn at least 2.2 million visitors since 2005.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 19, 2018
Trump urges Turkey's Erdogan to free jailed U.S. pastor