Obj. ID: 44800
Jewish Funerary Art Holocaust Memorial in the Baily Memorial Cemetery, North Lauderdale, FL, USA, 2008
To the main object: Baily Memorial Cemetery, North Lauderdale, FL, USA
Who is Commemorated?
6,000,000 Jews who perished in the Holocaust
The granite monument is set within the front central part of the cemetery, at the crossing of major concrete paths, next to a gazebo that is surrounded by bushes and flowering trees. It consists of two parts, a trapezoidal base and a tall trapezoidal inscribed memorial stone that tapers to the top where it is surmounted by a Magen David, cut as part of the same stone and lightly incised with lines to present the Star as intertwined triangles.
The monument base is wider on all sides than the upper stone, with a small ledge on which visitors place memorial stones. On the base are inscribed images of the Israeli and American flags, and the symbol of the sponsoring organization: four sides of a Magen David that appear to be barbs (of bard wire) along the sides. From the star grows a seven-petal branch, and inside the star is written “TO LIFE”. A wreath surrounds the star, and this sits upon a ribbon on which is inscribed in English “Remember,” and in Hebrew “זכור”.
IN MEMORY OF
PERISHED IN THE
THEY WILL NEVER
OF SOUTH FLORIDA
AND STAR OF DAVID
On the base:
Inside Magen David:
Between two flags:
ORG. FEB. 7-82
Holocaust survivors of South Florida
Star of David Cemetery
The monument is the result of twenty years of planning and advocacy by Auschwitz-survivor Miriam Fridman and the organization Holocaust Survivors of South Florida. More than one hundred Holocaust survivors were already buried in the cemetery when the monument was dedicated in January 2009. Following the Holocaust, South Florida was home to one of the largest Survivor populations in the United States.
Rick Halkuff, Star of David Cemetery sales director, assisted Fridman and the organization in the project. The two-piece granite monument reportedly cost between $20,000 and $25,000.
Schwartz, David A. “Victims of Holocaust remembered,” South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Jan 18, 2009. , https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-2009-01-18-0901150313-story.html (accessed October 30, 2022)