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Memorial of a concentration camp

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

From the Nameless Dead blog:

A 10-meter magnolia tree is planted in the center of Chile’s National Stadium where dictator Pinochet in 1973 imprisoned thousands of political prisoners who were tortured and killed. After planting the tree, the stadium doors are open to the public as a park; offering a space to stop, look again, and remember. An impossible, cathartic soccer match played before 20.000 people, closes the project after a week of activity.

See the amazing sequence of photos here.

Hat-tip to Tony Piper for this. Wonderful, isn’t it?

One comment on “Memorial of a concentration camp

  1. Tuesday 15th June 2010 at 2:17 pm

    One of the most moving, appropriate and clever memorials I’ve seen. The humble simplicity and silence of this statement is overwhelmingly powerful. Bravo!

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