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Obj. ID: 44800
Jewish Funerary Art
  Holocaust Memorial in the Baily Memorial Cemetery, North Lauderdale, FL, USA, 2008

© Samuel D. Gruber, Photographer: Gruber, Samuel D., 2022

Who is Commemorated?

6,000,000 Jews who perished in the Holocaust

Description

The granite monument is set within the front central part of the cemetery, at the crossing of major concrete paths, next to a gazebo that is surrounded by bushes and flowering trees. It consists of two parts, a trapezoidal base and a tall trapezoidal inscribed memorial stone that tapers to the top where it is surmounted by a Magen David, cut as part of the same stone and lightly incised with lines to present the Star as intertwined triangles.

The monument base is wider on all sides than the upper stone, with a small ledge on which visitors place memorial stones. On the base are inscribed images of the Israeli and American flags, and the symbol of the sponsoring organization: four sides of a Magen David that appear to be barbs (of bard wire) along the sides. From the star grows a seven-petal branch, and inside the star is written “TO LIFE”. A wreath surrounds the star, and this sits upon a ribbon on which is inscribed in English “Remember,” and in Hebrew “זכור”.

Inscriptions

IN MEMORY OF
6,000,000
JEWS WHO
PERISHED IN THE
HOLOCAUST
FROM 1939-1945
THEY WILL NEVER
BE FORGOTTEN

 DEDICATED 2008
BY
HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS
OF SOUTH FLORIDA
AND STAR OF DAVID

On the base:

 REMEMBER

זכור

Translation: Remember

Inside Magen David:

 TO LIFE

Between two flags:

ORG. FEB. 7-82

 

Commissioned by

Holocaust survivors of South Florida

Star of David Cemetery

Summary and Remarks

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Name/Title
Holocaust Memorial in the Baily Memorial Cemetery, North Lauderdale, FL | Unknown
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Monument Setting
Date
2008
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United States of America (USA) | Florida | North Lauderdale, FL
| 7801 Bailey Rd, North Lauderdale, FL 33068
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stone, Gray granite
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Base is 80 inches (203 cm) wide, 14 inches (35.5 cm) deep and 30 inches (76 cm). The trapezoidal stele atop the base is 54 inches (137 cm) at the bottom, and it narrows toward the top. The monument is 124 inches (315 cm) high from the bottom of the base to the top of the Magen David.
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History/Provenance

The monument is the result of twenty years of planning and advocacy by Auschwitz-survivor  Miriam Fridman and the organization Holocaust Survivors of South Florida. More than one hundred Holocaust survivors were already buried in the cemetery when the monument was dedicated in January 2009. Following the Holocaust, South Florida was home to one of the largest Survivor populations in the United States.

Rick Halkuff, Star of David Cemetery sales director, assisted Fridman and the organization in the project. The two-piece granite monument reportedly cost between $20,000 and $25,000.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

Schwartz, David A. “Victims of Holocaust remembered,” South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Jan 18, 2009. , https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-2009-01-18-0901150313-story.html (accessed October 30, 2022)
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Documenter
Samuel D. Gruber | 2022
Author of description
Samuel D. Gruber | 2022
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