Ideas Competition for Former Synagogue in Michelsberg Wiesbaden

Awarding authority: State of Wiesbaden, City Planning and Building Departments 

Commemoration, sympathy and maybe understanding. Such a memorial place should release emotions which remind the viewers on the memory. A memorial place cannot influence or decide what goes in the mind of the human with the memory of these terrible crimes. However, it signals that here is not an ordinary space. It can enlivened the memory and convey information about the incidents in this city to the young generation. 1200 empty spaces are a metaphor for those 1200 murdered Jews. One can take a seat in those spaces and feel to be taken to another world for a moment. 1200 spaces for 1200 names. When I take one seat from those 1200 murdered seats, I am imagining myself in the murdered destiny, I will try to understand what is beyond the normal comprehension …