• Posted:Thursday, May 20, 2010
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Take in some history in Berlin

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Take in some history in Berlin
History lovers that have never been to Germany before are missing out on an enormous amount, particularly the Jewish Museum, so I suggest you book a hostel in Berlin and get down there as soon as you can.

What's more, they are actually extending the place and it's being done by the same guy who designed the building - Daniel Libeskind. Although, it won't be finished until next year, there's still plenty to check out in the main structure.

According to Art Info, Mr Libeskind "is widely respected for his avant-garde theoretical writings and drawings, he received an outpouring of praise for the z-shaped building".

But those who check out the venue now can still experience plenty of information on the "atrocities" of the holocaust and there are objects which re-tell the two millennia of Jewish history in Germany.

One of the strangest parts of the building, although pretty quirky and cool, is the shape of it. It is a zig-zag pattern and it looks more like a science museum from the outside than a place that depicts some truly awful goings on.

When the $12.7 million (£10.9 million) additional part is finished in 2011 it will be the tenth anniversary of the museum opening and it has served as a great reminder to locals and tourists of the things that went on in Nazi Germany.

However, it is not all negative as there is a current exhibition in the museum called the Jewish Dimension of Comic Art, which features Superman, Batman and Spiderman – all of which were the works of Jewish cartoonists.

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