Stelae – In Berlin

A reflection on the holocaust memorial in Berlin.

Stelae - In Berlin

by James Mercer

James Mercer visited the Stelae in Berlin, The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, an installation designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. James offers these reflections on the installation and the events it embodies.

Disjuncture. Finite. Dissolution.

Visceral. Arbitrary. Void.

Systematic. Organised. Stacked.

Disappeared. Peripheral. Disorientation.

Planned. Industrial. Purposed.

Glimpsed. Lost. Ghosts.

Deliberate. Indelible. Destruction.

Inter. Tracked. Intent.

Stagger. Gap. Shadow.

Process. Intrusion. Prevarication.

Sun. Flicker. Sky.

Scorch. Ashen. Scatter.

Systemic. Indelible. Schockieren.

Alltäglich. Nihilistic. Abased.

Enclose. Deceive. End.

Dystopian. Ruptured. Dysfunction.

The Stelae in Berlin. Remembering the Holocaust

'It happened, therefore it can happen again: this is the core of what we have to say'

Primo Levi

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