"Empty Chairs - Holocaust Memorial" Top 5 Page for this destination Oslo Favorite Tip by yooperprof

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by yooperprof

Favorite thing: These Empty Chairs sit at the Oslo harbor, in front of the wall for the Akerhus fortress. They are part of a modern installation commemorating the deportation of 750 Norwegian Jews from the city during the dark years of World War II. The Jews were kept here waiting for a ship to arrive that would eventually take them to Stettin, from which they would be sent directly to Auschwitz.

The Chairs are the work of British environmental artist Anthony Gormley.

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  • Written Mar 27, 2006
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