THE SILENT WITNESSES, BEBEL PLATZ


Aida Miron_Bebel Platz
bebel platz

The Silent Witnesses, March 10, 1933, Bebel Platz Berlin 
A work about public space, architecture as witness to violent events and haunting presences in cities today: Silent Witnesses, looks at time in relation to one particular date and place in modern history: May 10, 1933, Bebel Platz Berlin. It depicts the public burning of over 20,000 books  by National Socialist students and other members of the Nazi party. Bebel Platz is witness to a public and symbolic ritual of violence in the name of “spirits,” to the destruction of language and knowledge, one that marks a turning point towards physical violence, censorship, intolerance, repression, exclusion and genocide.”