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Obj. ID: 52454
Modern Jewish Art
  Holocaust memorial in Cēsis, Latvia, 2022

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Unknown,

Memorial Name

The collective title of the project is "one nine four one path."

Who is Commemorated?

The about 200 Jews of Cēsis, victims of the Holocaust

Description:

"At various locations around the city, on the sidewalk outside buildings that were owned or occupied by Cēsis' members of the Jewish population, pairs of concrete shoes have been installed. They come in groups, and the sizes and types of footwear are instantly suggestive of family groups. There are 72 individual sculptures and the prototype of each is a pair of shoes donated by someone living in Cēsis today" (Collier).

Inscription

 1941

Commissioned by

[to be determined]. 

 The curator of the project - Elīna Kalnina.

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Name/Title
Holocaust memorial in Cēsis | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Date
2022
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Artist/ Maker
Dzudzilo, Krista and Reinis (artists)
Aispurs, Sandis
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S | Shoe
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Concrete
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1
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History/Provenance

The art-work was unveiled on July 4, 2022.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

"An art object dedicated to the memory of Jews will be opened in Cesis," Latvias Ebreju Kopiena, July 5, 2022, https://jews.lv/en/an-art-object-dedicated-to-the-memory-of-jews-will-be-opened-in-cesis/news-and-events/ (accessed November 2, 2023)

Collier, Mike, "Cēsis' vanished Jewish population returns to the city's streets," eng.LSM.LV, July 5, 2022, https://eng.lsm.lv/article/culture/history/cesis-vanished-jewish-population-returns-to-the-citys-streets.a464131/ (accessed November 2, 2023)
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Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2023
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