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Holocaust Memorial - West Hartford, CT
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N 41° 48.030 W 072° 43.481
18T E 689029 N 4630128
Quick Description: The Holocaust Memorial is located at the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center in West Hartford.
Location: Connecticut, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2011 8:24:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMD6WJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

The Holocaust Memorial, on the grounds of the Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center, is an 18' by 18' by 3' sculpture and companion book-stand holding a stone panels which is represented as an inscribed open book. The sculpture was created by Elbert Weinberg and dedicated in 1981. You can see the uplifted arms from Bloomfield Avenue. The impression is stark and striking. Closer examination, from the grounds, reveals the contours and detail of the shofar and the immense size of the sculpture. The dedication panels are moving. It describes the loss to the Jews, and to humanity, resulting from The Holocaust and ends with a up-lifing, hopeful, wishes.

Two arms are reaching upward with hands facing in opposite directions holding a Shofar, horizontally near the center. The palm of the right hand is nearer the top and the palm of the left hand nearer the bottom.

The opened book has two panels. Left panel is inscribed:

Had the people and the
nations known how much
harm they brought upon
themselves by destroying
the Temple of Jerusalem,
they would have wept more
than the children of Israel

In memory of the Six Million Jews, victims of the
Holocaust, killed because they were born Jews.

In solemn remembrance to the more than one million
Jewish children who perished before they could mature,
before they could give life, who tasted the evil of
man before they could experience the fullness of God's

In humble recognition of the world that was lost, the
generations of scholars, teachers and rabbis, the writers
and speakers of Yiddish whose culture could have
contributed much to the Jewish future, much more to

In gratitude for those precious few, men and women,
of all faiths who lived with the Jews, who saved Jews or
who chose to die with the Jews to affirm the solidarity
of all human creation.

May the memory of these deaths serve as a warning.
May their lives serve as a blessing.
May the Jewish people understand the preciousness of
all life, the infinite worth of all creation.
May we, the living, honor their death by creating and
sustaining the life of the Jewish people - in freedom, in
dignity, in honor and in peace.

Right panel is inscribed:

HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL {double column list of donors}

Physical Address:
Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center
335 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT United States

Date Dedicated: 7/1/1981

Supporting Website: [Web Link]

Fee/Donation: 0

Memorial Type: Monument/Plaque

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