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At a German train station, a unique memorial is dedicated to Jews deported to their death

 

BERLIN (JTA) - Nearly 80 years after the last train sent Jews to almost certain death from the main railway station in Wurzburg, a memorial to those who perished was dedicated in the German city.

The memorial, designed by artist Matthias Braun, features a collection of suitcases, backpacks and assorted travel gear made of stone, ceramic and other materials.

The luggage, its owners unseen, stands in front of the main station. Nearby are information steles with historical photos.

In a modern twist, one can scan QR codes on the luggage to learn about the Jewish population and history of each t...



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