"Jürgen Waller's installation consists of charred remains of walls and wood that evoke images of the destruction of human settlements, a memorial to the complete destruction of the town of Lidice in the Czech Republic by the Nazis in 1942. All 172 men of the village, over the age of fifteen Were shot dead, 195 women were deported to the concentration camp Ravensbrück, where 52 of them were murdered.The 98 children of the village were taken to the youth concentration camp Litzmannstadt and separated them there according to racial criteria.12 children became "Germanization" after Germany, the rest were killed at the Kulmhof extermination camp, and today, on the site of the former Lidice, there is a monument and museum.Together with Bremen anti-fascist groups, the artist Jürgen Waller deliberately chose the location next to the sculpture "Jüngling" by Herbert Kubica for his installation. The "youth" was originally inaugurated with a laurel wreath in 1936 as a memorial to the fallen on 04.02.1919 fallen of the Division Gerstenberg and the Freicorps Caspari at the choir of the Church of Our Lady in Schoppensteel. Both military units were used to smash the Bremen workers' councils. In 1955, the sculpture without laurel wreath and without reference to its original function on a new pedestal in the ramparts again set up. "Source: kunst-im-oeffentlichen-raum-bremen.de/werke/kior_art/show/erinnern -for-the-future-Lidice mahnmal.html
February 21, 2018
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