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Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s essay “One-way Street,” a book of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust, the invisible web of relationships between Jews and Germans, and the unfinished last act of Arnold Schoenberg’s opera “Moses und Aron,” he created the “Voids” – concave cavities that lend the museum a unique atmosphere. In the misunderstood reception of the Holocaust as “Jewish history,” Libeskind’s design came to be seen as a symbol for a “Jewish” museum.

 

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