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In 2008, a Memorial with 462 keys was unveiled in Servitengasse, Vienna. Who are the owners of those keys? And Why are they on the floor?
Where can you find this place?
The whole story behind the Keys:
Servitengasse, in Vienna, is located in the 9th District. It was once an area with a majority of Jewish population. After the war, none of the families that live there were in the area anymore.
In total there are 462 keys, representing the families that lived in 24 apartment houses only on that street. The winning project for the memorial was awarded to Julia Schulz. It consists of 462 keys bearing name tags of those who lived and worked in Sirvitengasse before being expulsed and murdered by the Nazi regime.
The keys were provided by the actual neighbors of the street, to represent the fight against forgetting the past and forgetting the names of those who are no longer there, a look to the past to bring awareness to the future.
The memorial is located on the floor in the corner of Servtengasse and Grünentorgasse, it is covered with a glass panel as one of the conditions for the project, was the possibility to leave small stones as is customary with Jewish visits to cemeteries.
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