The Friedhof Altglienicke burial and commemorative site is completed, was taken over by the Senate Administration on September 23 and inaugurated on September 27, 2021

Photos: Marian Stefanowski

Photo documentation of the construction work: Ronald Seiffert.

More than 1350 people took part in the creation of the memorial site at the Altglienicke cemetery by writing one name each.

The urns of more than 1,360 victims of national socialist violence were buried anonymously in a small area of the Friedhof Altglienicke. In order to restore the names to these victims, the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection put out a call for a competition to redesign the site in late 2018. On the recommendation of the prize jury, the commission was awarded to the working collective struber_gruber together with outside < landschaftsarchitektur.

The core of the new design is a green, glass wall that will soon display these people’s names and birth and death dates in a special form: all of the information will be personally handwritten.

This special touch will be possible through the participation of a great number of people who are alive today.  In this way, together with a great number of volunteers, a site for memory and learning arises, which also enables proper mourning for the bereaved.

View of the design by struber_gruber