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Memorial / Monument

 
Author elsslots
Admin
#1 | Posted: 6 Dec 2015 09:47 
8 WHS

Auschwitz Birkenau
Australian Convict Sites
Belem
Bikini Atoll
Genbaku Dome
Independence Hall
Robben Island
Statue of Liberty

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Author elsslots
Admin
#2 | Posted: 6 Dec 2015 09:53 
Independence Hall & State of Liberty are both pro-liberty symbols and symbols of the USA - choose one?
Bikini Atoll & Genbaku dome are both (anti-)nuclear symbols - choose one?
Auschwitz is the no.1 genocide symbol
Australian Convict Sites are important for explaining the more recent history of Australia
Robben Island is very recognizeable, but maybe less iconic than the ones above
Belem is the odd one out, but still worth including for the link to the Age of Discovery

Author kkanekahn
Partaker
#3 | Posted: 6 Dec 2015 09:58 
Genbaku dome
Auschwitz
State of Liberty

Author clyde
Partaker
#4 | Posted: 6 Dec 2015 10:31 
Perhaps because I'm an optimist, but if I were to show the best the world has to offer to the little green man, I wouldn't choose the genocide, nuclear bomb, slavery, etc whs as top 200. I feel they are very important elements on the list mostly for the sake of the human race not to forget what wrongs/evil we're capable of doing/creating. But they won't be on my top 200 cultural/natural whs.

Author clyde
Partaker
#5 | Posted: 6 Dec 2015 10:46 | Edited by: clyde 
My selection:

Statue of Liberty (iconic, largest present in the world, great landmark/product of industrial genius - on par with the Eiffel Tower - which is the reasoning I followed so as to leave out industrial heritage sites)
Belem (I chose already in another category)

Author winterkjm
Partaker
#6 | Posted: 6 Dec 2015 10:53 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Genbaku Dome- memorializes the moment man could destroy nations, memorial to the victims of nuclear weapons & part of the movement to eliminate them
Auschwitz - memorializes and educates the public about the Holocaust and genocide
State of Liberty - symbolic monument to liberty, freedom, and democracy and eventually migrants and refugees seeking exactly that

Author Colvin
Partaker
#7 | Posted: 6 Dec 2015 13:18 | Edited by: Colvin 
I would choose the same three memorials/monuments as kkanekhan and winterkjm for the exact same reasons.

Author Assif
Partaker
#8 | Posted: 6 Dec 2015 15:15 
My selection:

Auschwitz Birkenau
Belem
Bikini Atoll
Statue of Liberty

Author meltwaterfalls
Partaker
#9 | Posted: 6 Dec 2015 18:32 
I'm also in agreement with winterkjm an kkanekhan

Author fr4nc1sc4
Partaker
#10 | Posted: 7 Dec 2015 00:54 
My selection:

Auschwitz Birkenau

Author elsslots
Admin
#11 | Posted: 8 Dec 2015 00:52 
Summarizing this one:

Auschwitz Birkenau - memorializes and educates the public about the Holocaust and genocide
Australian Convict Sites
Belem
Bikini Atoll
Genbaku Dome - memorializes the moment man could destroy nations, memorial to the victims of nuclear weapons & part of the movement to eliminate them
Independence Hall
Robben Island
Statue of Liberty - iconic and symbolic monument to liberty, freedom, and democracy and eventually migrants and refugees seeking exactly that

Bring Belem forward to a different category (which is religious structure, Christian)

Author Solivagant
Partaker
#12 | Posted: 24 Dec 2015 05:13 
Auschwitz Birkenau - YES - Represents events of worldwide significance in the form of tangible rather than associative remains
Australian Convict Sites - NO - a bit too "Regional" in significance i.e initial European population of Australia
Belem - NOT APPLIC here
Bikini Atoll - NO - "Nuclear bombs" really only need 1 site
Genbaku Dome - YES - Has its elements of "manipulation" but the location of the first explosion during a war of a Nuclear Bomb seems worth recording
Independence Hall - NO - the site wasn't of course created/altered by what happened there so it is too "associative" in my view.
Robben Island - NO - of regional importance as a location of "tyranny" in action but not oustanding enough
Statue of Liberty - YES - enough to cover USA as "land of opportunity and freedom" and the enormous changes brought about in world terms by the Trans-Atlantic migration from Europe

Author winterkjm
Partaker
#13 | Posted: 24 Dec 2015 22:40 | Edited by: winterkjm 
Almost nothing different, pretty clear for this one.

Statue of Liberty
Genbaku Dome
Auschwitz Birkenau

Author Assif
Partaker
#14 | Posted: 28 Jan 2016 17:52 
Nothing changes.

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