Mauthausen Ghosts of Time

Mauthausen Ghosts

On receiving a large block of marble from the quarry at Cararra, Michelangelo remarked that the sculpture he planned already existed within. All he had to do was take away what wasn’t necessary.

Here, near the stairs in the rock quarry known as the Wiener Graben in the punishment and death by labor camp, Mauthausen, near Linz, Austria, one finds the ghosts of the time of the Nazis willing to be liberated from the stones their living counterparts labored so tragically to hew.

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