Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial TourClick on a thumbnail image to view the full photograph.
Palm-lined sidewalk leading to Kenneth Treister's Miami Beach Holocaust Memorial. A monumental arm rising from the central plaza is covered with 130 life-sized figures. Entrance to the memorial. A visitor to the memorial first encounters a mother trying to protect her children. Behind the beginning sculpture is the first of two quotations from Anne Frank. "Then, in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart." Detail of beginning sculpture. Arbor of History. Arbor of History. In this area, the story of the Holocaust is told through photographs etched in black granite. Arbor of History. The central sculpture reflected in the adjoining pool. Detail of waterlily in reflecting pool. An eternal flame burns in the Dome of Contemplation. Dome of Contemplation. This stucco-covered structure evokes the horror of the gas chamber with its scratched walls. Dome of Contemplation. Above, a stained glass window of the Star of David with the German word for Jew. The Lonely Path. In this tunnel are carved the names of major camps in the Nazi system including Jasenovac, Belzec, Sachsenhausen, and Dachau. The Lonely Path. Chelmno and Treblinka. The Lonely Path. Brindovec and Flossenberg. The Lonely Path. At the end of the path, a small child reaches out for help. The central sculpture is entitled A Sculpture of Love and Anguish. (Detail photographs of this remarkable sculpture are available in the next gallery.) The far side of the reflecting pool. To the left is the Memorial Wall containing the names of Holocaust victims. Flower petals floating in the reflecting pool. The Final Sculpture. The visitor again encounters the mother and children from the beginning of the memorial. Behind the final sculpture is the second of two quotations from Anne Frank. "Ideals, dreams, and cherished hopes rise within us only to meet the horrible truth, and be shattered." The upraised arm reflected in the pool.
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