daniel spoerri, dead end

daniel spoerri

dead end

When Daniel Spoerri decided to establish an art foundation in Hadersdorf am Kamp, he was also confronted with the historical events that occurred in this idyllic place at the end of the war. On April 6, 1945, sixty-one prisoners who had just been released from the prison in Krems were arrested and shot or beaten to death. While a memorial plaque was installed at the cemetery in Hadersdorf, it does not acknowledge that the victims were almost all political prisoners. The names of the dead are also not mentioned, although their identity is known. This shortcoming was a thorn in the side of many citizens in the town, and they demanded a proper memorial.