Memorial: the keys against forgetting

Memorial: the keys against forgetting

This is the last image from Vienna that I’m going to post (for a while). It’s also the image that has stayed with me since our trip last year.

(Click on image for larger version.)

This is a memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust who lived and worked in the Serviten district of Vienna. It’s called the keys against forgetting (Die Schlüssel gegen Vergessen). The keys and names represent the people expelled from the area – many of them died in concentration camps.

This memorial feels very personal, almost intimate. I found it very hard hitting because you can’t escape the disruption of normality for so many people.

 

(Other, similar images can be found on my Flickr site – if you’re interested.)

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