Cracow. The Ghetto Heroes' Square.

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This memorial monument for the murdered Jews of the Podgorze Ghetto in Krakow is located at Plac Bohaterów Getta (the Ghetto Heroes' Square), before 1948 known as Plac Zgody (the Concordia Square). It was constructed by Krakow architects Piotr Lewicki and Kazimierz Łatak and includes 33 illuminated chairs (1.4 m high) in the square and 37 smaller chairs (1.2 m high) standing on the edge of the square and at the tram stops. The fundamental symbolical idea behind the project is a stylistic representation of all the old furniture being thrown out onto the so-called Umschlagplatz at the Podgorze Ghetto, when the inhabitants of the ghetto had finally been assembled by the German SS in so-called Aktionen to be sent to death.

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Nadia Kushnir on May 12, 2012

Большущее спасибо, Юля, Толик, Ладушка! Просторная площадь, большая! Много неба, много воздуха, много стульев...Нет, гнетущего состояния здесь я не испытала. (Угнетает сам исторический факт)

Cemil özkan on May 12, 2012

Very nice composition!!!!Great work!!!LSelamlar:))Cemil

Nadia Kushnir on May 12, 2012

Many thanks, Cemil!!!!! Warm regards. Nadia.

patano on May 12, 2012

I like this beautiful shot,

very good enquadre and nice view !

Congratulations, you earned my

like!

Warm greetings from Paolo.

Have a nice weekend !

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Nadia Kushnir on May 12, 2012

Grazie mille, Paolo! Saluti! Nadia.

Małgorzata Kasiewicz on May 12, 2012

Very beautiful shot.LIKE Greetings,Małgorzata

Nadia Kushnir on May 12, 2012

Thank you very much, Małgorzata! Kind regards. Nadia.

Nikitin_Sergey on May 12, 2012

Интересное место! L

Nadia Kushnir on May 12, 2012

Да.... Спасибо, Сергей!

A..W.. on May 12, 2012

Very nice. LIKE Greetings

Nadia Kushnir on May 12, 2012

Many thanks, A..W.! Best regards. Nadia.

Thanasis Germanos on May 12, 2012

It's very nice photo. LIKE Greetings and best wishes Thanasis

Christos Theodorou on May 12, 2012

Wonderful capture - Greetings from Athens.

Nadia Kushnir on May 12, 2012

Many thanks, Thanasis, Christos! Kind regards. Nadia.

senmax on May 13, 2012

Хорошая идея и прекрасное отражение.

Nadia Kushnir on May 13, 2012

Большое спасибо, Богдан!

Nadia Kushnir on May 13, 2012

I thank you, Pericles! Best regards. Nadia.

Lora Bober on May 13, 2012

Великолепные отражения и очень стильное, интересное фото!

Nadia Kushnir on May 13, 2012

Большое спасибо, Лора!

Alien Alienovic on May 13, 2012

COOL

L & F

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