Macht Arbeit Frei

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Artist:

Yigal Tumarkin

Location:

Abu Nabut Park
Jaffa

Material:

Rusted iron

Date:

1999

Description A grusome installation includes a pyramid, victim on a gurney, and pile of debris that represents the unthinkable
Caption "Arbeit Macht Frei" that translates as "Work Brings Freedom" was the sign over the gates of Auschwitz. This sculpture could be an illustration of the extermination mechanism used at Auschwitz-Birkenau illustrated in "Anatomy of the Auschwitz Death Camp" published by Indiana University Press. www.iupress.indiana.edu/product_info.php?prod...

Abu Nabut Park is on Derech Ben Tsvi between Shlabin and Hertxel Streets. There are 15 of Tumarkin's sculptures there now. Two are unfortunately missing.
Other References About the title of the sculpture: http://www.spectacle.org/695/arbeit.html

For information about the artist from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yigal_Tumarkin