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Obj. ID: 44790
Modern Jewish Art
  Holocaust memorial in the Temple of Israel in Greenville, SC, USA, after 1990

© Mitch Litwer, Photographer: Litwer, Mitch, 2022

Who is Commemorated?

Victims of the Holocaust

Description

The memorial relief sculpture is mounted on the right side of the back wall of the synagogue lobby. The door to the left of the sculpture leads to the conference room. The door to the right of the sculpture leads to the coat room.

The sculpture is made of beaten copper fashioned in the shape of an open scroll with the Hebrew word “Zachor” in cut-out copper letters affixed to the scroll’s open center. From the top of the scroll, fashioned in copper, rise flames. A separate plaque with a dedicatory inscription to “the Victims of the Holocaust.”  is fixed to the wall between the bottoms of the two Torah staves. 

Inscriptions

The Torah scroll is inscribed in Hebrew

זכור

Translation: Remember

On a plaque below the relief:

Dedicated to the
victims of the 
Holocaust

Summary and Remarks

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Name/Title
Holocaust memorial in the Temple of Israel in Greenville, SC | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Synagogue (active)
{"10":"Any immovable marker or memorial that specifically references the Holocaust."}
Date
after 1990
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
United States of America (USA) | South Carolina | Greenville, SC
| 400 Spring Forest Rd, Greenville, SC 29615
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Unknown |
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Iconographical Subject
Material / Technique
bronze
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
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Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
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Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
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Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
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Signature
Colophon
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Group
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Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance

Temple of Israel is a Reform congregation founded ca. 1917. The original building was dedicated on Buist Avenue, and the congregation moved to its present site on Spring Forest Road in 1989. The Holocaust memorial relief was installed sometime after 1990.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

“Our History,” Temple of Israel website, https://www.templeofisrael.org/our-history.html (accessed October 3, 2022)
Type
Documenter
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Author of description
Anna Berezin | 2022
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Language Editor
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Negative/Photo. No.
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