The man who starred in the Oscar-winning World War II drama Schindler’s List yesterday remembered the victims of the Holocaust while on a visit to Berlin.

Liam Neeson took his teenage sons Michael and Daniel to the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe near the city’s famous Brandenburg Gate.

The 57-year-old was on a break from filming his new thriller Unknown White Male, which also stars Mad Men actress January Jones.

He was seen walking solemnly around the site, which is made up of 2,711 concrete slabs arranged in a grid pattern across 19,000 sq m.

Liam Neeson visited the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
in Berlin yesterday

The memorial, designed by US architect Peter Eisenman, was unveiled in 2005 and has since divided opinion, with some critics branding it too abstract.

The Irish actor famously played Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved around 1,700 Polish Jewish refugees by employing them in his factories during the Holocaust, in the acclaimed 1993 film.

He has previously said it was one of his most important films, adding: ‘I want my kids to see it.’

Spending the day with his sons must have come as a welcome distraction for Neeson on Valetine’s Day.

His wife Natasha Richardson died suddenly following a head injury sustained while skiing in Quebec in March.

He was left devastated by her death and has has since immersed himself in work, seemingly finding comfort in a hectic schedule.

He has a number of films due for release this year including the A-Team, Clash Of The Titans and The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, for which he provides the voice of Aslan.