Steilneset Memorial, Vardo

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The Steilneset Memorial is a monument in Vardø, Norway, commemorating the trial and execution in 1621 of 91 people for witchcraft. The memorial was designed by artist Louise Bourgeois and architect Peter Zumthor and was opened in 2011. It was Bourgeois' last major work.

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  • This memorial is in such stark contrast to the approach to the witch trials from the 1600's in Salem , Massachusetts. It's been totally commercialized in Salem and the tragedy of what happened is...  more »
  • Tucked away on the south side of Vardo this is not so impressive from the outside. But the inside opens up a strange eerie monument for the women killed as witches.  more »

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