Figures in the snow


These figures outside the old Jewish cemetery in Berlin are a memorial to the Jews who died in concentration camps. This work was originally intended for display at another memorial site in Berlin, but finally the figures found their rightful place outside the old cemetery in Mitte. It is the work of the German artist Will Lammert.


The figures are roughly sculpted, but I think it gives them even more poignancy. I spent some time here looking into all of the faces. This was a tragic point in human history which I hope will never be repeated.

17 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful, moving piece.

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  2. Fascinating and very touching!

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  3. Very powerful, and quite poignant.

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  4. Should it be repeated, I would despair of the human race...

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  5. They look like ghosts looking from the past to the future waring it should never happen again

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  7. it's a very touching memorial...i agree about the roughness of the figures...i feel so much sadness just looking at it in the picture...

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  8. having visited berlin last last year, i;m happy i've stumbled your blog while browsing through cdp. ^0^
    can't wait for more fotos .

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  9. Definitely a poignant sculpture. It reminds me of the memorial to the victims of communism in Prague.

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  10. A somber and effective memorial, and it is in a neighborhood that I like very much.

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  11. Oh wow! These are so realistic in terms of what the Nazis wrought they make my stomach churn. Thank you for sharing! What's really scary is that anti-Semitism is increasing around the globe, particularly in Europe.

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  12. Brings tears... but as you say it is so terribly important to be reminded so that we will never forget.

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  13. I agree that the roughness gives these figures even more poignancy. I wonder why that is . . .

    Beautiful. Thank you.

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  14. Although very sad, also something to remind ourselves of, lest we forget ... Showed this to hubby (since he lived 3 years in Berlin and I only one), he had not seen it.

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