Austria-Czech SIG #Austria-Czech Letter to the Stars - White Rose Day, Austria - May 5th 2006 #austria-czech


Celia Male <celiamale@...>
 

On the 5th of May 2006, 80,000 white roses were
deposited at the addresses of holocaust victims in
Austria. It was a nice thought and a gesture well-
meant. Some survivors and many grieving relatives
were also present which added to the poignancy of the
scenes. See: Blumen der Erinnerung* {there is sound
too} on "Letter to the Stars", unfortunately only in
German]: <http://www.lettertothestars.at>

Here you can see photos of the scenes. There is also
a new interactive map giving details of victims living
outside Vienna - you click on each rose to get
details.

In Vienna, there are so many victims [the bulk of the
80,000] that I have not had any luck with clicking on
a white rose to bring up any names - the enormity of
the crime has apparently beaten the designers of the
website.

Celia Male [U.K.]

Footnote: *Flowers of Remembrance

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