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AIDS Memorial (Munich)

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The memorial with inscription

The blue memorial column next to Sendlinger Tor

The AIDS Memorial in Munich is a blue column that was erected at Sendlinger Tor in 2001 and unveiled on 17 July 2002. The designer of this column is Wolfgang Tillmans, who won a competition of the city to design an AIDS memorial with his design. In doing so, he modeled the stele on columns from the nearby Sendlinger Tor subway station.

The monument bears the following inscription:

AIDS
the dead
the infected
their friends
their families
1981 until today

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Coordinates 48° 8′ 1.68″ N, 11° 34′ 2.76″ E