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Commissioned in 1999 by the Bundestag, the Berlin Holocaust Memorial is located very near the Brandenburg Gate and the U.S. Embassy. The memorial, which opened on May 10, 2005, consists of 2,711 concrete blocks of varying heights (the largest stands 4.7 meters tall) on 19,000 square meters and an 800 square meter underground information center.

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