Sunday, May 21, 2006

80,000 roses

On the 5th of May 80,000 roses were distributed by school children around Austria to commemorate the loss of 80,000 Austrian lives to Nazi genocide. Where an address was known, a rose was placed outside the door with a note.

The German-language website, A Letter to the Stars, is here »

I learned of the initiative on Flickr, where Dan65 and his wife received a rose in honor of Rosa Figdor. Her story is here »

2 comments:

Dan65 said...

Thanks for posting this - the "letter to the stars" action is a tremendously positive initiative despite the tragic history behind it, and it deserves any attention it can get.
Dan

enyasi said...

It is incredible to have a memorial that reaches people in the mist of their everyday existence. I know if I found a rose outside my door dedicated to someone who much like me called that place home... I would be profoundly touched...
Thanks for the post …

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