Holocaust Memorial, Vienna: Notes regarding design

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Notes on an interview with Rachel Whiteread about her proposed design of a concrete bunker to commemorate the Holocaust at the Judenplatz, Vienna by Ernst Eisenmayer.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Holocaust Memorial to the Jews of Vienna, the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial 2000 (also known as Nameless Library) is by Rachel Whiteread (b 1963), located in the centre of the Judenplatz in Vienna. It is a work in cast concrete, with the walls made up of rows of books, with the pages, rather than the spines, turned outward; this can be regarded as a comment on Jews as a 'people of the book' and the Nazi book burnings. On one of the walls is the negative cast of double-doors.

Arrangement

N/A

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Acquisition Information

Ernst Eisenmayer

Other Finding Aids

Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue www.wienerlibrary.co.uk

Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Geographical Names