Who is Commemorated?
Jewish victims of the Holocaust and Jewish soldiers perished in World War II
The monument is an upright granite stele inscribed in Hebrew and Russian and set on a rectangular black base.
The plaque placed in the upper part of the monument is inscribed in Hebrew and Russian:
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
Translation: Unveiled in honor of the 60th anniversary of the victory over Fascism.
Jewish community of Irkutsk
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.
Zheleznova, Yuliia. "V Irkutske vspomnili zhertv Holokosta," Kommersant (Irkutsk), no. 81, 06 May 2005, https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/576041 (accessed January 5, 2022)