Statue at Station Z

This statue stands at the ruins of Station Z, the crematorium building

Visitors have left flowers at the site

One of the four cremation ovens is in the background

This statue is metioned on page 79 of a new book entitled "Holocaust Memorials: The Emergence of a Genre" by Harold Marcuse. The following quote is from the book:

A second memorial sculpture by Waldemar Grzimek, the sculpture of the bell in the Buchenwald tower, stands among the ruins of the crematrorium and execution site at the near by edge of the prisoners' compound. Only moderately larger than life-size in the more restrained figurative style of the Ravensbrück and Dachau statues, it depicts two inmates, one standing and one bent over, holding a cloth that supports the corpse of a comrade.

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