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The Holocaust - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 37° 47.135 W 122° 29.997
10S E 544030 N 4182142
Quick Description: A Memorial to the 6 million Holocaust victims. The memorial sits facing the Pacific Ocean.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2008 3:18:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM4HJM
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 67

Long Description:
Simple yet stunning memorial at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. The memorial sits among a grove of trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

About the memorial:
The work is by Pop artist George Segall. It was dedicated in November 1984. The pieces are made from bronze and painted white. The man standing up is probably based on a photo by Margaret Bourke-White during the liberation of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp.

The stone plaque reads:

""The Holocaust"
by George Segal

We will never forget the genocidal slaughter of six million Jews, including one and a half million children, in the Nazi Holocaust of 1933-1945.

We will never forget the cruel apathy of a world which allowed that Holocaust and the deliberate murder of millions of other people to happen.

We will never forget the martyrs of that evil abyss in human history. Nor will we forget those Jews and the righteous of all faiths who resisted and fought that evil.

In the memory of those martyrs and fighters, we pledge our lives to the creation of a world in which such evil and such apathy will not be tolerated.

It is with that memory and that resolve that we dedicate this memorial."
Physical Address:
Legion of Honor
34th Ave
San Francisco, CA USA

Date Dedicated: 11/07/1984

Supporting Website: [Web Link]

Fee/Donation: Free

Memorial Type: Monument/Plaque

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