Holocaust Memorial - Phoenix, Arizona
N 33° 32.374 W 112° 05.295
12S E 398961 N 3711636
Quick Description: Thousands of miles and decades away from the horror of the Holocaust, a simple memorial urges us to never forget.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 12:48:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM94A2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Sculptor Gale DuBrow and fabricator Tom McNeilly created this memorial which was dedicated on June 14, 1981. The cube is made of aluminum and the hand is made of bronze. An electric eternal flame is supposed to burn within the cube however it did not appear to be lit when we were there. Given the brightness of the Arizona sun, it may have been on and just not visible at that time of day. The memorial is well tended to, and surrounded by a small garden of natal plum bushes. It is in a prominent place at the synagogue courtyard. Although it is not the prettiest memorial we have seen, it is a moving one. Seeing the names of the death camps, and the words "thou shall not forget" drive home the horror of the events of the time.
TITLE: Holocaust Memorial

ARTIST(S): Gale DuBrow sculptor and Tom McNeilly fabricator

DATE: Dedicated June 14, 1981, Rededicated 2009

MEDIUM: Hand: bronze; Cube: aluminum; Base: concrete and aluminum with interior electrical light.


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Temple Beth El 1118 West Glendale Avenue Phoenix, Arizona In the courtyard, on the north side of the building.

Rededication 2009 with a new plaque that reads: Holocaust Memorial Remembering the six million Dedicated 1981 Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Rededicated 2009 Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Assn

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