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Also known as the Nameless Library, the Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial is resonant with references to the Jewish people as the ‘People of the Book’. The work of the British artist Rachel Whiteread, it is a powerful expression of the poetic qualities of concrete, albeit poetry entirely consistent with Simon Wiesenthal’s declaration at the unveiling ceremony in Vienna in 2000, that ‘this monument shouldn’t be beautiful, it must hurt’.


John Pawson, Alison Morris