The President of the United States, Barack Obama, together with his wife, Michelle and his two girls Sasha and Malia visited Berlin on Wednesday June 19th 2013.
During their stay, the Family stayed at Berlin’s luxury hotel, the Ritz-Carlton and while President Obama was meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel and the President of Germany, Joachim Gauck, his wife and the kids visited different historical locations like the Holocast Memorial or the Checkpoint Charlie.
Their famous plane, the Air Force One, was parked at the military part of the Berlin Tegel Airport, visible for everyone through the windows of Terminal C.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe or Holocast Memorial is a construction which was build on 1st April in 2003, well let’s say they began to build it, because the last stelae was erected on 15th December in 2004.
The Memorial, which contains 2,711 stelaes, covers a vast area of 19.000 m² and can be found near the Brandenburger Tor in the middle of Berlin.
The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in the centre of Berlin is Germany’s central Holocaust memorial site, a place for remembrance and commemoration of six million victims. The Memorial consists of the Field of Stelae designed by architect Peter Eisenman and the underground Information Centre and is maintained by a Federal Foundation.