This year the Netherlands celebrates 75 years of liberation from Nazi repression. To mark this occasion a freedom monument will be placed in a new park. Ram Katzir’s proposal has been chosen as the winning design.
During the Hongerwinter (Dutch famine) of 1944-45, millions of Dutch people were starving and food was scarce. Shortly before the liberation , some relief came with “Swedish white bread”, which was baked locally from flour shipped in from Sweden.
Bread plays a prominent role in many cultures. It’s more than food, it brings people together. The artwork ‘Manna’ is designed as a meeting place. The message of compassion and nourishment is still relevant in our world today.
Official opening on July 6th, 2020
Commissioned by the Municipality of Amsterdam.