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

Who is Commemorated?

Jewish Victims of the Holocaust

Description

matzevah (gravstone) type monument is topped with an off-kilter Magen David with the word ZACHOR in Hebrew inscribed within it. The monument has an inscribed map of Europe that shows the location of major killing sites and includes a short dedicatory inscription, "In Sacred Memory of 6,000,000."

Inscription

Inscription in Hebrew inside Magen David:

זכור

Translation: Remember

Inscription in English between the Magen David and the map reads:

 In Sacred Memory of 6,000,000

Name/Title
Holocaust Memorial at Temple Beth Shalom in Boca Raton, FL | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
ca. 2000
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Unknown |
Congregation
Unknown
Location
United States of America (USA) | Florida | Boca Raton, FL
| 19140 Lyons Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434 (Century Village)
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Stone, gray granite, metal (bronze, copper (?))
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Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
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Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Direction/Location
Façade (main)
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Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
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Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance

Century Village in Boca Raton is one of four Century Village locations built by Cenvill Development headed by Florida real estate developer H. Irwin Levy. These are large, gated communities for residents over 55 years old, and they were marketed as retirement communities attractive to Jew from the Northeast United States. Several synagogues were built in or near the communities. Beginning in the 1980s, many Holocaust survivors lived in Century Village. All the synagogues in the area appear to have prominent Holocaust memorial monuments.

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Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Samuel D. Gruber | 2022
Author of description
Samuel D. Gruber | 2022
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
A488964