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Modern Jewish Art
  Garden of the Righteous, Holocaust Museum LA in Los Angeles, CA, USA

© Samuel D. Gruber, Photographer: Gruber, Samuel D., 2011

Name:

Garden of the Righteous, Holocaust Museum LA

Who is Commemorated?

Those who helped Jews during Holocaust (Righteous Gentiles)

Description

In the front of the museum, on a slope connecting the museum site to the larger Pan Pacific Park, is a series of olive trees planted to commemorate the “righteous” who assisted Jews in various countries. These trees, and the upright inscribed concrete explanatory plaques in front of them, have been presented by various governments and citizens’ groups to recognize non-Jews of their countries who helped save Jews. 

Inscriptions

On plaques by individual trees:

This tree honors
the righteous from Germany
who risked their lives to save
Jews during the Holocaust,
Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany
Los Angeles

 This tree honors
the righteous from the Netherlands
who risked their lives to save
Jews during the Holocaust,
Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
San Francisco

 This tree honors
the righteous from Bulgaria
who risked their lives to save
Jews during the Holocaust,
The People of Bulgaria

 This tree honors
the righteous from Poland
who risked their lives to save
Jews during the Holocaust,
The Consulate General of
the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles

 This tree honors
the righteous from Lithuania
who risked their lives to save
Jews during the Holocaust,
The Consulate General of
the Republic of Lithuania in Los Angeles

 This tree honors
the righteous from Switzerland
who risked their lives to save
Jews during the Holocaust,
The Swiss Community in the Southwestern
United States

This tree honors
the righteous from Turkey
who risked their lives to save
Jews during the Holocaust,
Consulate of Turkey in Los Angeles 

This tree honors
the righteous from Belgium
who risked their lives to save
Jews during the Holocaust,
Consulate of Kingdom of Belgium Los Angeles

 This tree honors
the righteous from Croatia
who risked their lives to save
Jews during the Holocaust,
Consulate of the Republic of Croatia Los Angeles

 This tree honors
the righteous from Austria
who risked their lives to save
Jews during the Holocaust,
Consulate of Austria Los Angeles

 This tree honors
the righteous from Turkey
who risked their lives to Luxembourg
Jews during the Holocaust,
The Government of
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg 

Commissioned by

Holocaust Museum LA (formerly Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust), Consulate of Austria in Los Angeles, Consulate of Kingdom of Belgium in Los Angeles, The People of Bulgaria, Consulate of the Republic of Croatia in Los Angeles, Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Los Angeles, The Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Los Angeles, The Government of The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in San Francisco, The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, The Swiss Community in the Southwestern United States, Consulate of Turkey in Los Angeles

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sub-set tree:

Name/Title
Garden of the Righteous, Holocaust Museum LA in Los Angeles, CA | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Museum
Public park
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Date
2010
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United States of America (USA) | California | Los Angeles, CA
| Holocaust Museum LA (formerly Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust) 100 The Grove Dr. (Pan Pacific Park)
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Olive tree, concrete
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History/Provenance

The large Los Angeles Holocaust Monument (also known a Martyr’s Monument) was dedicated at Pan Pacific Park in 1992. In 2010, a new facility, mostly built underground, was opened as a permanent home of the Los Angeles Museum of The Holocaust next to the earlier monument. As part of the installation, two new memorials were included. One, dedicated to Jewish children killed during the Holocaust was incorporated into the architecture. A second, dedicated to individuals who helped Jews during Holocaust was included as a landscape element between The Grove (a large open space of Pan Pacific Park), and the museum. Following the pattern established a Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, trees were planted in honor of the “Righteous Gentiles”. The trees are dedicated to those who risked their lives to help Jews by country. In most cases the dedications were facilitated by the foreign ministries and Los Angeles consulates of different countries. The dedications of each memorial tree and accompanying plaque have occurred on different dates. The dedicatory inscription for each country are identical except for the name of the country and sponsoring entity. Thus, there is no attempt to differentiate the behaviors and actions of governments and central citizenry during the country nor to indicate how many individuals in any given country assisted Jews. Much of this information, however, is provided as part of the large Martyrs’ Memorial in the exhibitions of the museum.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography

“Commemoration of the Polish Righteous at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust,”
Website of the Republic of Poland, December 2, 2019, https://www.gov.pl/web/usa-en/commemoration-of-the-polish-righteous-at-the-los-angeles-museum-of-the-holocaust (accessed January 31, 2022)

“Lithuanian Righteous honored in Los Angeles,” website of the Consulate General of the Republic of Lithuania in Los Angeles, December 30, 2020, https://la.mfa.lt/losandzelas/en/news/lithuanian-righteous-honored-in-los-angeles (accessed January 31, 2022)
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Author of description
Samuel D. Gruber | 2022
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