Nature Notes

October 18, 2010

The Holocaust Memorial, Boston

Filed under: Cityscape,Massachusetts — Tags: , , — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

The Holocaust Memorial, Boston

The Holocaust Memorial, Boston

“Ilse, a childhood friend of mine, once found a raspberry in the camp and carried it in her pocket all day to present to me that night in a leaf.

Imagine a world in which your entire possession is one raspberry and you give it to a friend.”

Gerda Weissman Klein – Holocaust Survivor

The Holocaust memorial in Boston is a very powerful statement. It is is made up of six pillars representing the six Nazi death camps where six million Jews and 5 million others are estimated to have perished. The pillars are constructed of transparent panels which have 6 million numbers engraved on them, echoing the numbers tattooed on the victims. There are quotations throughout like the one above by Gerda Klein, as well as two large granite blocks at each end.

The Holocaust Memorial, Boston

The memorial was designed by Stanley Saitowitz and was erected in 1995.

The Holocaust Memorial, Boston

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  1. I feel like your first picture is quite impressive and confusing, I mean to see all these numbers! Wow man¨!

    Comment by Chris — October 18, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

  2. Thanks Chris,

    It was a very sobering place.


    Comment by Harold — October 19, 2010 @ 11:42 pm

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