Memorial to the victims of the concentration camp doctor Josef Mengele

Memorial to the victims of the concentration camp doctor Josef Mengele

The notorious Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele came from a Günzburg industrialist family and is still today a monstrous shadow over the town. The memorial is composed of a display board around which single eyes (around 50, finished 2004/05 by Year 11 pupils from Dossenberger-Gymnasium) and pairs of eyes (around 25, finished 2004/05 by the 6th form art foundation course pupils from Maria-Ward-Gymnasium) are grouped. The single eyes and pairs of eyes were modelled from clay in lessons and baked after air drying. From the “clay eyes”, the foundry finished the final step of making silicon formed wax models, through the manufacturing of moulds. The memorial was unveiled on the 8th March 2005.

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