SP0467 : Holocaust Memorial, Church Green

taken 8 years ago, near to Redditch, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Holocaust Memorial, Church Green
Holocaust Memorial, Church Green
The memorial stands 2 feet high, is made from concrete, and was placed here, near the War Memorial, and the Parish Church, in 2005. The artist was Andy DeComyn. On his website he says, "Commissioned by Redditch Council to commemorate Holocaust Memorial day, the memorial was conceived by Chase Lloyd, whilst at school in Redditch. It was the winning design of a competition run by the council, who then employed me to interpret and construct the memorial. Working closely with the Council and young artist, a final design was agreed that encompassed all of the needs before being built and installed in Redditch Town Centre."

The way the memorial is designed means that what you "see through it" depends on the angle you look at it, the weather, the time of day, and what is happening behind it. It was only when I got to the stage of cropping and tweaking this image, that I realised that what can be seen through it, in this case, is The Money Shop. That made me reflect on what lay behind the Holocaust and also on the values of our society today. If this memorial makes others pause and think a while, then it will surely have achieved its purpose.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 8 July, 2010
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 041 676 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:18.4171N 1:56.4509W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 041 676
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