Sunday, 19 February 2017

Germany: Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe

On Tuesday I got three postcards: two from Germany and one from Italy.

One of the cards from Germany shows the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. It was built between 2003 and 2004 and consists of 2711 concrete stelae. It was inaugurated on 10th May 2005, sixty years after the end of World War II. In the underground under the memorial there is a place of information.
I bought this card when I recently visited Berlin.


Stamp:
Topography of Terror (issued 02-01-2017)
with a special postmark about the death of Roman Herzog
Roman Herzog was born in Landshut in 1934. He was law professor in Berlin and Speyer and in 1983 Herzog was elected a judge at the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, whose president he became in 1987. Between 1994 and 1999 he was President of Germany. In 1996 Herzog declared the 27th January as Germany's official day of remembrance for the victims of the Nazi regime. Roman Herzog died on 10th January 2017.

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