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Memorial Square in front of the Crematorium

A memorial square was constructed in front of the crematorium in the early 1950s. A group of figures by sculptor Jürgen von Woyski has occupied the centre of this space since 1964.

Several wreaths of flowers with colored bows are placed in front of and next to a group of figures. The crematorium building can be seen on the right. Participants of a memorial event dressed in black stand in the background.
Memorial square in front of the crematorium on the 77th anniversary of liberation, April 11, 2022. Photo: Luisa Hulsrøj.

The artist originally created the sculpture as part of a competition for the Auschwitz concentration camp memorial. It shows five inmates with bound hands.

After 1990, three commemorative signs were added to the square. Two stone slabs are respectively dedicated to Jewish victims and Sinti and Roma victims of the concentration camp. Another stone slab lists all the nations of origin of the inmates of Mittelbau-Dora concentration camp and is dedicated to all the victims. 

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