The memorial was interpreted as a crystallisation point at which the large number of individual graves come together in the form of a collective grave. The design is based on the grave typology and cemetery structure. Five irregularly aligned columns are grouped on a flat pedestal. The columns have the shape and size of cemetery
gravestones. A sixth column, standing apart, plays a mediating role: it connects with the surrounding graves, but its shape and material indicate that it is also part of the memorial.