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  Holocaust Memorial in Kal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue in Rhodes, Greece, 2000s(?)

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

Who is Commemorated?

Jews deported from Rhodes

Description

Set against the north wall of the synagogue interior is the memorial installation of 20 acrylic panels mounted on two connected metal frames. The panels open like pages of a large book. After an introductory “page,” the panels contain the names of Jews deported from Rhodes, listed alphabetically by family. The small number of survivors is indicated by asterisks next to their names. 

Inscriptions

On the first page, in English:

 Every soul had a name.

As they walked through the gates of hell
they became a number.

 As they perished and rose to heaven they
remained a number.

 Every name deserves to be remembered.

 In memory of all our Muestros,
Hylton and Veronique Jonas (Soriano)

Commissioned by

Hylton and Veronique Jonas (Soriano)

Summary and Remarks
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Name/Title
Holocaust Memorial in Kal Kadosh Shalom Synagogue in Rhodes | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Synagogue (active)
{"10":"Any immovable marker or memorial that specifically references the Holocaust."}
Date
2000s (?)
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Material / Technique
Metal (stainless steel?)
Acrylic
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
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Measurements
206 cm high x 223.5 cm long
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Extant
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
Urban significance
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
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Façade (main)
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Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
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Location of Reader's Desk
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Temp: Architecture Axis
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Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Colophon
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Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance

The Kahal Shalom is the oldest intact and functioning synagogue in Greece and the only remaining synagogue on the Island of Rhodes where there were once six synagogues and prayer halls in the Jewish Quarter (called “La Juderia”). The Kahal Shalom is believed to have been built in 1577. It is still used occasionally for prayer services when visitors or former residents and their families visit the Island for Friday night prayer services, High Holiday services and for special occasions, and is open to the public most day as a historic monument.

The Jews of Rhodes and Kos were deported to Auschwitz in late July 1944. Many died along the way during a long and harrowing journey. The rest met their deaths immediately by gas, or over a longer period as slave laborers.

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Documenter
Samuel D. Gruber | May 12, 2022
Author of description
Samuel D. Gruber | 2023
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Computer Reconstruction
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