On 2 July 1942, most of the children of Lidice, a small village in what was then Czechoslovakia, were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office. Those 82 children were then transported to the extermination camp at Chełmno 70 kilometers away. There they were gassed to death. This remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorates them.

Remarkable sculpture by by Marie Uchytilová commemorating the 82 children from Lidice, Czechoslovakia who were handed over to the Łódź Gestapo office and gassed to death at the extermination camp in Chelmno 70 km away in the July of

Marc Petit: 'La quarantine', 2000, bronze

This group of figures seem to be silently watching as though they are part of some unknown ritual or ceremony.

Jephan de Villiers

Jephan de Villiers

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