Matthias Braun: Gedenkstätte für die Opfer des Nationalsozialismus,
Schloßstraße , 68723Schwetzingen
The Memorial to the Victims of National Socialism was inaugurated in 2013. Matthias Braun chose a figural design in order to stress that it was innocent individuals who were targetted, persecuted, deported, forced to emigrate, robbed of home and family, and ultimately murdered. The viewer’s reflection in the polished bodies emphasizes that both the persecuted and the culprits were people like “you and me.” Victims, perpetrators, accomplices and all the following generations enter an unshakable bond in the mirror of history.