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World War bombardments tore a big hole in the city centre of rotterdam, this monument is showing still the missing "heart" of this city. Now you can enjoy modern architecture but it took a toll, we should not forget about this.
The reason why this 1953 statue and its sculptor Ossip Zadkine is so well appreciated by the people of Rotterdam is it captures exactly the feelings of the people after the Nazi bombing of the heart of the city in 1940. Powerlessness and desperation about...More
The statue of a person reaching up to the heavens with an empty whole in the chest represents the destruction of the city of Rotterdam in the second world war when the heart of the city was destroyed by German bombs. It is wise to...More
The sculpture "Destroyed city" was given to Rotterdam by Ossip Zadkin in early 1950s. The decision to create it was taken when he arrived by train in the devastated city of Rotterdam in 1946. It is, in his own words: ‘A cry of horror against...More
This statue symbolizes Rotterdam as this city was decimated by the Germans during World War II. It stands in front of the Maritime Museum and a good photo-opt for those visiting Markthal as it is only 5-10 minute walk from Markthal. So if you're in...More
This statue represents the destruction of the heart of Rotterdam during the Second World War. It was unveiled in the fifties. The agony of the face really conveys the spirit of the city at the time. Since then Rotterdam has metamorphosed and built so many...More