Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas in Berlin, Wettbewerbsmodell



In 1994, Fritz Koenig took part in the "Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe" competition in Berlin. The jury could not agree on a winning design, so there was another competition in 1997 which Koenig did not enter out of protest. While Koenig places a single figure on a stage-like ramp representing the suffering experienced by all with his memorial designed for the former Mauthausen concentration camp, he designs a scenario of horror for Berlin carried by oppressive monumentality and surrounded by gigantic iron barriers. A myriad of skeleton parts piles up like in an ossuary and brings the horrors of the extermination of the Jews to the collective consciousness.


Stephanie Gilles M.A.

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