Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage, Nantes

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Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage is a reminder of Nantes' role in the slave trade during the 18th century. The city of Nantes believes that to take responsibility for this odious episode in history, is necessary for appreciating the thriving diversity it enjoys in the present day. By building the memorial the city recognizes that its wealth was acquired by the inhuman trade in flesh. You will see an austere reminder of these dark days in Nantes' designed by Krysztof Wodiczko and Julian Bonder who say their design “...will enable visitors to discover and interpret the diverse facets of a history...” By using our Nantes tour planner, you can arrange your visit to Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage and other attractions in Nantes.
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  • The wickedness of man are reflected why so much hate I walked out of the j was ashamed of my race
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  • The Memorial of the abolition of slavery is a unique monument in France. This meditative path, created by artist Krzysztof Wodiczko and architect Julian Bonder, is dotted with many quotes in different languages. Thousands of commemorative plaques that resemble slave shipments from Nantes as well as the main routes of the slave trade in Africa and America. The site, which sits on the banks of the river of Nantes, really offers much food for thought and reading the captions you squeeze the heart and excites in its simplicity.
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  • The idea was good, recognize a slave past is not obvious, the city did. But the way is no more meaningful. the choice was to present all slavery with calls to freedom written in many languages, sound installations which, when I went there (twice) were hardly audible. We tried to put too much in a small space, the result is confusion. Impressive, plates of glass on the outdoor esplanade which pick up the names of all slave ships left Nantes for nearly two centuries, each corresponding to a slave ship. In my opinion, it affects more than the memorial itself.
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  • Multilingual and Apt marking of very important change in Europe
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