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    Episode 45: An unfinished assigment

    First aired: Wednesday, 4 May 2016 at 18.00 hours

    In memory of the murdered Jewish Groningers, an assigment was to create a monument. In Noorderdiepte the story of sculptor Edu Waskowsky is being told.

    In 1969, sculptor Edu Waskowsky was commissioned by the Jewish Monument Committee to create a monument in memory of the 3,000 Jewish Groningers who died in World War II. The monument had to include a menorah (candlestick). He made seven big hands on pedestals for an irregularly built wall. The intention was to unveil the statue at the commemoration in 1970. When Waskowsky had two hands done, it became clear that he couldn't make the deadline. Time and money ran out.

    In Noorderdiepte a documentary about the history of the Jewish monument at the Hereweg in Groningen, designed by Edu Waskowsky, who could not complete the work due to his early death. The documentary sketches the tension between artist and client.

    Directed by: Lies Nettle & Zandra Abeln

    About this program:

    Landscape, art and culture, with the window on the north.

    Every week we broadcast in Noorderdiepte, a collaboration with Foundation Beeldlijn and magazine Noorderbreedte, a documentary. Each documentary is introduced by a brief interview with a person.

    Beautiful films that are worth viewing. Films about musicians like Roelof Stalknecht and Jenne Meinema. Artists such as Jan Steen and Alfred Hafkenscheid and poet Rutger Kopland. Various artists that now can be viewed by a large audience.

    Noorderbreedte: http://www.noorderbreedte.nl
    Stichting Beeldlijn: https://www.stichtingbeeldlijn.nl