64,440 Names

13 Nov

I have finally gotten around to creating a blog article I have been meaning to post for over a year. It is in the form of the first, and possibly only, video I have filmed for my blog. Because of the size of the file I am putting a link here for those who wish to take a look. Warning: It is on an emotional topic.

Some links to additional information:
The official website
The ORF report from 9 November 2022
Every name stands for a world that was killed


3 Responses to “64,440 Names”

  1. esauboeck November 13, 2022 at 6:53 pm #

    Very powerful. Thank you for sharing this. I know that park. I wish my friend Eva Birkner could have lived to see this. She and her family had to flee Vienna at the last minute. Despite being a child when the family arrived in New York, she remained Viennese her entire life. She married another Viennese exile, and still spoke Wiener deutsch. This is much more powerful than the memorial at Judenplatz.

    • ecbinvienna November 14, 2022 at 9:47 am #

      Yes, I think this serves a different purpose from the memorial at Judenplatz. One thing I discovered as I was looking into it in more detail was that it is intended to be a place where people who lost family members in the Holocaust can, in the absence of a gravestone, gather. I’m sorry your friend couldn’t experience it.

      • esauboeck November 14, 2022 at 10:01 pm #

        Genau. You know, I don’t even know your first name! It was nice to hear your voice here.

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