The competition for design of architectural composition to heroes of the Resistance has been extended

20 June 2018

The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre extends  time limits of competition for the development of the concept of the public space and open-air architectural and sculptural composition.

The composition, foundation stone of which was laid on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, will be devoted to heroes of the Resistance in concentration camps and ghettos during WWII.

An opportunity to make design of the architectural composition evoked wide response among the professional community and in light of this the Organization Committee decided to extend time limits for application until 15 August. The participants should not only design a monument, but also create the concept of improvement of space around it.

The Competition Rules (have been left unchanged), as well as a site plan, geological report, photo of the territory and historical reference are available on the competition website Finalists will receive special bonuses – 300,000 RUR for the first place, 200,000 for the second and 100,000 for the third. The entries picked by Experts Council will be exhibited in the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre. The Experts Council members include: Viktor Vekselberg, Alexander Boroda, Sergey Kapkov, Barbara Kirschenblatt, Grigory Bruskin, and Ralf Appelbaum.

The competition for design of the architectural and sculptural composition is held in honor of 75th Anniversary of the uprising in the Nazi camp Sobibor: prisoners of the concentration camp showed incredible courage and strength of spirit when they fought against their oppressors, venturing their lives with very little hope to gain freedom.

The laying of the foundation stone was held in the presence of the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. Vladimir Putin emphasized that events commemorating Holocaust had become the personification of the general memory and mourning for all who gave their lives to free the world from the Nazis: “No matter how many years have passed, it is impossible to fathom the terrible scale of these evil deeds. According to materials from the Nuremburg Trials, six million Jews were victims of the Nazi machinery of annihilation. Among them were hundreds of thousands of Soviet citizens. Around three million Soviet prisoners of war perished in the death camps. People of the most varied ages and nationalities were tortured, burned and ravaged. We mourn all those who gave their lives to free the world from the Nazis, from their barbarism and violence”, said the President.

The detailed information about conditions of the competition is available on the competition website.

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