Peter Zumthor

The witch monument is a memorial to the victims of atrocities during the burning of witches in Vardo. The monument is a collaboration between the artist Louise Bourgeois and architect Peter Zumthor.
Vardo is the place in Norway where most witches were condemned and burned at the stake. Between 1598 and 1692 135 persons were indicted and 91 were executed as witches in Finnmark, the vast majority in Vardo. Many of these were of Sami ancestry. The monument is erected at the place where the burning of witches originally happened, Steilneset in Vardo.(


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