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Jewish Museum, Berlin

The design of the museum is based on a burst Star of David, avoiding right angles, windows and other architectural traditions. The notice beside the Garden of Exile states (2002) 'Here architect Daniel Libeskind asks us to think about the disorientation that exile brings. The 49 columns are filled with earth in which willow oaks grow. Forty-eight of the columns contain the earth of Berlin and stand for 1948 and the formation of the state of Israel. The central and 49th pillar is filled with earth from Jerusalem and stands for Berlin itself'.

Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Lindenstrasse, Berlin, North East, Germany

All year. Daily except Rosh ha-Shanah, Yom Kippur and Christmas Eve.

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