A praying Hitler statue is sparking a lot of mixed feelings as the inhabitants of Warsow are graced by the former Nazi leader's image once again.
Maurizio Cattelan's artwork is displayed where the Warsaw Ghetto used to be. “Him,” the statue is titled, and visitors can get a glimpse of it by looking through a hole made in a wooden gate.
As far as Jewish advocacy groups are concerned, putting up the display is just “senseless provocation.”
"Hitler's only 'prayer' was that they be wiped off the face of the earth," Director Efraim Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal Center says.
According to the Guardian
, the statue is part of a modern art exhibit, meant as food for thought.
"It's an artwork that tries to speak about the situation of hidden evil everywhere," Centre for Contemporary Art Director Fabio Cavallucci responds.