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The Gedächtniskirche or Memorial Church on
Kurfürstendamm is a monument to peace and reconciliation.
After the church was destroyed in an air raid in 1943, it was
decided to integrate the ruins into the new building.
The modern building is constructed of honeycombed concrete
and glass bricks. The church tower is built on a hexagonal
foundation. The colored glass bricks bathe the interior of
the octagonal nave in an intense blue light, and create
an atmosphere of calm. The smallest, rectangular building was
planned as a sacristy, but now houses the city mission.