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2004, stairs: granite, steel construction, lackered steel banister, handrail: brass

1,74 x 2,61 x 1,10 m

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Foyer of the castle

 

In a written declaration by the university senate, which is presented in a black vitrine in the building’s foyer,

the institution recognizes its responsibility for the injustice during the nazi-regime: Members of the university, scientists

and students had been expelled because of their descendance, their political beliefs or their sexual orientation.

Opposite the vitrine a second staircase is constructed next to the one leading to the university’s senate hall on the first floor. Both begin side by side and where the main grand one leads to the upper floor and the senate hall, the second one is cut off by the wall of the university building.