zaterdag 1 oktober 2011

Weekend Reflections

In the Wertheim-parc in Amsterdam you can find  this Auschwitz Monument, designed by Jan Wolkers. The monument consists of broken mirrors reflecting the sky and symbolizes that after Auschwitz the sky never is undamaged anymore. The text in the background says "Never Auschwitz anymore".
 It is realized in commission of the "Dutch Auschwitz Committee" who organizes a remembrance once a year at the monument.
See for other reflections over the world here

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Thank you for explaining the significance of the broken mirrors. May there never be another Auschwitz. Ever.


    Tell reflections that you love them,
    Spurn reflections, if you dare.
    Keep reflections out of darkness,
    Keep them in the sun’s harsh glare!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Reflection in Wayside Pool

  2. We never heard of this memorial before. What a great idea and moving structure. Perfect post.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

  3. That is some very unusual monument, in fact : it transparency make it easy to miss what it was build in reference to... But the broken glass of the floor is quite is a strong image, and the analogy to all those broken lives is very obvious... Nice.

  4. That's a monument that not only reflects, but makes the viewer reflect. I could agree more with the message: Nooit Meer Auschwitz!

  5. pretty.
    and, i think, a much much better memorial than they have here in boston...