The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising - Jerusalem, Israel
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N 31° 46.388 E 035° 10.485
36R E 705943 N 3517347
Quick Description: A deep relief The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising by Nathan Rapoport created according to the Warsaw model.
Location: Israel
Date Posted: 7/17/2021 11:51:39 PM
Waymark Code: WM14JYM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Long Description:
"Relief The Last March (or The Last Journey) by Nathan Rapoport created according to the Warsaw model.

As early as 1947, artist Nathan Rapoport conveyed to Mordechai Shenhavi – Yad Vashem early visionary and first director – his plan to build a monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Warsaw, at Zamenhof Street, where the Uprising had commenced. In 1948, the plaster model that had been used to cast the monument in Poland was acquired, but the erection of the Jerusalem monument encountered funding obstacles, which persisted for many years after the foundation of Yad Vashem. The renewed initiative to build the monument came from Dr. Yitzhak Arad, then-Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate. Yad Vashem donor Leon Jolson, a native of Warsaw and Holocaust survivor, endorsed the proposal. In 1976 the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Monument on the Mount of Remembrance was inaugurated. It comprises two central elements: the first, a low relief titled: "The Last Journey," depicting Jews being passively led to their murder; the second, the dynamic and heroic "Warsaw Ghetto Uprising" sculpture, representing the heroism of the fighters. Between the two components one encounters the biblical quote "In thy blood, live" (Ezekiel 16:6)—an addition particular to this site. The three elements are placed against the background of a red brick wall, built at the artist's request. The plaza in front of the monument, Warsaw Ghetto Square, is where the annual state ceremonies in commemoration of the Holocaust Remembrance Day take place."
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Physical Address:
Yad Vashem
Har Hazikaron
Jerusalem, Israel

Date Dedicated: 1/1/1976

Supporting Website: [Web Link]

Fee/Donation: free

Memorial Type: Monument/Plaque

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