Why some monuments spark controversy?

Top 10 controversial monuments in Europe

Old City Cemetery time capsule Sacramento, CA. Wikimedia Commons.

When the past is confused with the present, the monuments are the first to fall.

Remembering and forgetting are, after all, two sides of the same coin.

1. Alexander the Great statue in Skopje, Macedonia

Alexander the Great Statue: Wiki Commons.
King Leopold II Statue in Brussels. Credits: Dennis Jarvis, Wiki Commons 2013.
Memorial for the Victims of Nazi Military Justice© Bwag/Wikimedia
© Jonas Dahlberg
German Monument to freedom and unity. Screenshot Milla&Partner, 2016.
Memorial of Rebirth, Bucharest. Mister No [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Ignat Ignev — Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15545141

9. Pan-European Memorial for the Victims of Totalitarianism in Brussels, EU

Screen shot :The Platform of European Memory and Conscience, 2018.



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