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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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  • Standing at the end and seeing the little lights honoring each person convicted of the crime. The mini note pad with narrative explaining each one. The burning chair with reflectors. All in all a.....  more
    Standing at the end and seeing the little lights honoring each person convicted of the crime. The mini note pad with narrative explaining each one. The burning chair with reflectors. All in all a.....  more »
  • 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... 
    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 »

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