The persecution and deportation of the Frankfurt Jews during the Nazi era was closely involved in everyday life in many places. In this context, the memorial site shall:

  • mark the place of deportation,
  • convey an imagination of the proceedings and
  • allow the opportunity to memorize, grieve and reflect.

The memorial site is inserted as a special place in the greenway and thus becomes a station within everyday uses. It comprises the areas in front of and below the railway bridge, the pedestrian bridge including its access gate, the interlocking station and pumping station, the ladder tracks, the barrier fence and the access ramp to the cellar rooms of the central market hall.

The visitors of the memorial site should be able to understand the processes and dimensions of the deportations to some extent. For a better understanding of the events, a specific element of the memorial site is assigned to each the victims, the perpetrators and the spectators. Additional information is inserted on a point-by-point basis.

The existing artefacts include the head building of the central market hall, the pedestrian bridge and the access street as well as the interlocking building. All existing artifacts are preserved, even if their authenticity is only partially secured. For a better understanding of the interrelations, it seems important to us to restore a section of the ladder tracks surface and the wire mesh. Newly added elements are recognizable.