The history of the saddest memorials in the world: monuments to tears

The history of the saddest memorials in the world: monuments to tears

In world history, there are many sad and tragic events that are especially touching and piercing to tears, captured in unique works of art. Among them, the images embodied in the original sculptural compositions and monuments are perceived extremely acutely, sharply and harshly.

As an eternal reminder and warning to the younger generation that this should never happen again, they call for mercy and humanity...

A Tear of Grief - in New York on the banks of the Hudson on September 11, 2006, a monument to the sculptor Tsereteli was unveiled. It is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the American people who died in the attack of terrorists. The bronze pylon (the appearance of one of the twin towers of the World Trade Center, where was the terrorist attack), is split in two by a gaping wound, in the center of which is an 11-meter tear made of nickel weighing 4 tons. The sculpture is 30 meters high and weighs 176 tons.

The memorial complex Khatyn - tells us about the events of 1943, when 149 people were shot and burned alive by the Nazis in the Belarusian village of Khatyn, of which 75 were children.

Monument to the dead children - in 1978, a ferry with schoolchildren on an excursion overturned on Lake Balaton in Hungary. A hand with an open palm and fingers stretched upwards, depicted at the base of a granite stone, means a plea for help...

Hachiko - a true story about an Akita Inu dog, was the basis for the British-American film “Hachiko: A True Friend”, which is a remake of the 1987 Japanese film. Every day, the dog Hachiko met his owner, professor of the University of Tokyo, Hidesaburo Ueno, after working at the station, but one day he did not wait - the man died of a heart attack. For a long 10 years, the dog continued to come to the station and wait for his master. In the city of Shibuya in 1934, a bronze monument was erected in honor of Hachiko - a memory of his devotion and love.

Shoes on the waterfront of Budapest - the memorial was opened in 2005 in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. Mass executions of Jews was on the Danube embankment at the end of World War II. The Nazis forced people to take off their shoes (they were then sold), tied them to each other, and shot at one person. When he fell into the water, he carried everyone else with him.

The Dying Lion (Lucerne, Switzerland) is one of the most famous and saddest monuments in the world. Carved into the rock at the beginning of the 19th century, a sculpture depicting a lion pierced by an arrow is imbued with a sense of acute pain and torment of the animal. The monument is dedicated to the Swiss guards who died during the storming of the French Tuileries Palace in 1792.

Memorial “Pit” - installed in 1947 on Melnikaite Street in Minsk, and is an obelisk dedicated to the victims of the Holocaust. The bronze sculptural composition “The Last Way” (created in 2000, work was carried out for 8 years), is located along the steps leading to the center of the memorial in the form of a group of 5 thousand prisoners of the Minsk ghetto doomed to death, descending to the bottom of the pit, shot on March 2, 1942 years of fascists.

A girl with a holey umbrella - as a result of a heavy downpour on May 30, 1999, when the last bell was celebrating, 53 people died in a pandemonium in the Minsk underground passage, who tried to hide from the rain. Many were under 30 years of age. (Riga) (Slovakia) (Surgut)

The complex of monuments to unborn children in Riga, Slovakia and Surgut - tells about the sad fate of children who were not born, who did not know the beauty and joy of the world. The memorial in Slovakia, designed by sculptor Martin Khudachek, has a heart-wrenching inscription: “Don’t cry, Mom, I still love you…”, the figure of a child is made of crystal, and a sad woman is made of stone.

Monument to burnt books in Germany - the words of the brilliant German poet Heinrich Heine written on it: “It was only a prelude, where books are burned, people are subsequently burned”, are a commentary on the action that took place on May 10, 1933 on the square in Berlin. Nazi students burned an invaluable heritage - books. In 1995, a monument was erected there in the form of empty bookshelves under glass.

Mamayev Kurgan - a memorial complex erected in honor of the defenders of the Motherland. In its place in 1943 there were fierce battles, all the grass was burned ...

Monument to Pavlov's dog in St. Petersburg - erected in memory of experimental animals on which scientific experiments were carried out on Aptekarsky Island in the garden of the Institute of Experimental Medicine.



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