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Obj. ID: 42810
Modern Jewish Art
  Memorial to Holocaust victims and Jewish soldiers perished in WWII at the synagogue in Irkutsk, Russia

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 8.2015

Who is Commemorated?

Jewish victims of the Holocaust and Jewish soldiers perished in World War II

Description

The monument is an upright granite stele inscribed in Hebrew and Russian and set on a rectangular black base.

Inscription

The plaque placed in the upper part of the monument is inscribed in Hebrew and Russian:

יזכור

Translation: Remember 

Вечная память

Translation: Eternal memory

 [תהי נפשם צרורה בצרור החיים =] ת'נ'צ'ב'ה'

Translation: May their souls be bound in the bundle of life.

The plaque placed at the lower part of the monument is inscribed in Russian:

Открыто в честь
60-летия Победы
над фашизмом

Translation: Unveiled in honor of the 60th anniversary of the victory over Fascism.

Commissioned by

Jewish community of Irkutsk

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Name/Title
Memorial to Holocaust victims and Jewish soldiers perished in WWII at the synagogue in Irkutsk | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Synagogue (active)
{"10":"Any immovable marker or memorial that specifically references the Holocaust."}
Date
2005
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
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Location
Russia | Irkutskaia obl. | Irkutsk (Иркутск)
| 23 Karla Libknekhta St.
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granite
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Custom
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History/Provenance

The monument was unveiled on May 6, 2005, when Russia broadly celebrated the 60th anniversary of the WWII victory. 

The monument was initially placed to the left from the entrance to the synagogue, at some later point it was moved to a less visible spot.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

Zheleznova, Yuliia. "V Irkutske vspomnili zhertv Holokosta," Kommersant (Irkutsk), no. 81, 06 May 2005, https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/576041 (accessed January 5, 2022)
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Author of description
Anna Berezin | 2022
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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