Life Is Not Safe

This is part of the Memorial for the victims of violence, war and persecution in Weinheim. It is considered one of only a few counter memorials in Germany opposing war monumenta. I find the war memorial on the opposite end of the street, which dates from the 1930s, very martial and in the style of the Nazi era with three soldiers in winter uniforms more like then modern day soldiers than ww I soldiers. The names of the fallen soldiers of the town from world war II were added in the 1950s.

The counter memorial was erected in 1999 and includes a statement explaining about the victims and a star of David. The group of people on the thin beam above the memorial seems without a foothold and permanently in danger of falling – illustrating the precariousness of life, particularly life in a totalitarian state.

FOWC with Fandango: Precarious

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