A competition among artists, who were concentration camp survivors, was announced on New Year’s day in 1959 to find a suitable design for a monument at Dachau.
Forty-five of the 63 entries were exhibited in November 1959 at the Ministry for Health and Family in Brussels. The final decision to choose the entry by Nandor Glid was made by Albert Guérisse, who was imprisoned at Dachau after he was captured while working as a spy for the British SOE. Guérisse was the President of the International Committee which planned the Memorial Site.
The German people can never escape from accusations of guilt for perpetrating the Holocaust. Now as they ride around on city buses, they have to look through windows that are decorated with images of the degenerate art done by survivors of the Holocaust.
One of readers of my blog, who has his own blog, sent me an e-mail which included a photo that he took while looking out of the window of a city bus.
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|Silhouette versions of Nandor Glid’s horrible sculpture now appear on buses that drive about Dachau town and the surrounding area. So now it’s not just visitors to the memorial that have to look at it.
I took this photo inside one of the buses in April 2014: