works of art
Nemecká, okres Brezno
Marián Beluš, Alexander Bél, Eduard Stančík, Alexander Vika
Klára Patakiová
1959 – 1960

At the turn of the fifties and sixties, a memorial has been erected at the spot where in January 1945, German soldiers killed and cremated in a limekiln 800 to 900 local anti-fascists. It was designed by a trio of young architects in cooperation with a sculptor A. Vika. The memorial is composed of the original limekiln structure and a platform with a stylized 12 metre high (nearly 40 ft.) flame shape of white concrete. The statue of a kneeling woman with her arms spread in despair by K. Pataky came out a winner in a competition. Moderate symbolism with graceful shapes of the memorial turned out to be one of the best artifacts dedicated to the anti-fascist uprising.

BÉL, Alexander – MRŇA, Ľubomír: Projekt 34, 1992, 6, p. 90 – 91.
DULLA, Matúš – MORAVČÍKOVÁ, Henrieta: Architektúra Slovenska v 20. storočí. Bratislava, Slovart 2002. 512 p., p. 421.

Ján Sláma