Memorial of a concentration camp

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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?

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Patrick McNally
13 years ago

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