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

Who is Commemorated?

Jewish immigrants who died in Rhodes while fleeing nazi occupied Europe on board “The Pentcho” en route to Palestine (1940-1942)

Description

The monument is set in a grassy area to the right of the main path (as one enters the cemetery). The space corresponds to row 23 and divides two sections of tombs built to hold the human remains brought from the old cemetery, The monument is an inscribed marble stele set on three rectangular horizontal base courses. The lowest base is concrete and built into the ground. Atop this are two horizontal levels of marble. Each course is smaller than the one below, creating a stepped base.  The very thin inscribed stele is set into the stepped base. The inscribed slab is rectangular, but the top is cut so a semi-circular (arched) section extends from the top. Within this is inscribed a simple Magen David. Below is inscribed a short commemorative text in Hebrew followed by the names of eleven of the original ship’s passengers who did not survive the Holocaust. The names are written in Hebrew and Latin letters.

Inscriptions

In Hebrew: 

לזכר  מעפילי אניית "פנצ'ו"
שניפטרו במחנה העצורים ברודי-רודוס
בשנים ת''ש - תש''ב (1940-1942)
וקיברותיהם לא נצאו

Translation: In memory of the illegal immigrants of the boat Pentcho that died in the detention camp in Rodi – Rhodes in the years 1940 – 1942. Their burial site could not be found.

Rodi: 

Hauser Simcha האוזר שמחה
Metzger Hersh מצגר הרש
Metzger Fruma מצגר פרומה
Goldstein Richard גולדשטיין ריכרד
Dukes Israel דוקס ישראל
Landshut Israel לנדסהוט ירשאל
Poris Marcel פוריס מרסל

ניספו באושביץ

Translation: Killed in Auschwitz

Fahn Reshka פאן רשרה
Fahn Rudolf פאן רודולף

טבעו במצולות הים

Translation: Drowned in the depth of the sea

Mitelmann Ytzchak מיטלמן יצהק
Rosenfeld Yesharu רוזנפלד ישעיהו

In Hebrew:

יהיה זכרם ברוך

Translation: Their memory will be blessed

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Pentcho (Pencho) Holocaust Monument in the New Jewish Cemetery in Rhodes | Unknown
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| Pentcho Holocaust Memorial in the New Jewish Cemetery in Rhodes
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A487888