Displaced Horizon: Memorial Stone of October 1943

Take a walk in the past

Forskudt Horisont: A Monument to the Jews' Escape across the Øresund

The memorial stone distinguishes itself from conventional memorials by being cut where the upper part has been shifted to the left. This has resulted in the formation of a horizontal surface where the text "October 1943" is engraved. The artist behind the sculpture, Karin Lind, has chosen a stone as the sculpture with the intention that the artwork should be preserved for many years to come.

A bench accompanies the shifted stone, from which the horizontal displacement of the stone captures the horizon line between the sky and the sea. The displacement and the title focus on the horizon and the view towards Sweden, where the fleeing Jews were sailed ashore.

The finesse and location of the memorial stone

The sculpture 'Shifted Horizon,' created by artist Karin Lind, marks the 80th anniversary of the Jews' escape across the Øresund. The memorial stone was financed through an anonymous donation of 1 million Danish kroner. The artwork draws inspiration from both the close, sawn-through stone, and the distant, landscape horizon. The tension between these two scales opens up reflections that are not limited by a narrow interpretation.

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