Obj. ID: 44873
Jewish Funerary Art Holocaust Memorial in the Jewish cemetery in Moisés Ville, Argentina, 1964
Who is Commemorated?
Six million Jews killed in the Holocaust
This brick memorial takes the form of an obelisk, with a white cap crowned with a Magen David. Three plaques are affixed to it, two on the front and one on the left face. On the front beneath the plaques is a white plaque framing a blank metal plate.
The obelisk sits on a square of the same white material (plaster?) as the cap, and rising from the material in front of it are six rough candlesticks of the material. The plaster(?) square sits on a cube square base, attached to which are a plaster block with a flagpole and three half-circle steps leading up to it.
A short half-circle wall of bricks surrounds all sides of the monument save the front, which is then surrounded by four short brick columns connected by an iron chain.
Upper Plaque in Spanish
Quienes salvamos nuestras
vidas del Holocausto nazi
rendimos homenaje a los
seis millones de víctimas
brutal e injustamente
asesinadas y por amor a la
vida clamamos: nunca más
Los inmigrantes judíos
Moisés Ville 4 octubre de 1988
Translation: Those of us who saved our lives from the Nazi Holocaust pay homage to the six million brutally and unjustly murdered victims, and for the love of life, we cry out: may there never be more genocides!!! / The Jewish immigrants who survived. / Moises Ville October 4, 1988
Lower Plaque in Spanish:
En el trigésimo aniversario de la creación del
estado de Israel
La comunidad mutual israelita de
Moisés Ville e instituciones sionistas
locales rinden homenaje a todos aquellos
que entregaron sus vidas en defensa de la
dignidad y libertad del Pueblo Judío
tanto en los ghettos como así también en la
creación y preservación del Estado de Israel.
Moisés Ville, 21 de mayo de 1978.
Translation: On the thirtieth anniversary of the creation of the State of Israel, the Jewish mutual community of Moisés Ville and local Zionist institutions pay tribute to all those who gave their lives in defense of the dignity and freedom of the Jewish People both in the ghettos and in the creation and preservation of the State of Israel. / Moisés Ville, May 21, 1978.
זכר נשמות הקדושים
אנשים נשים וטך
שנהרנו על קדוש השם
Translation: In memory of souls of the martyrs/ men, women, and children / that were killed for the sanctification of the name
de nuestras víctimas
Translation: In memory of our victims of violence
Dem Andenken derer
die ihres Glaubens
Translation: In memory of those that died for their faith
The monument was inaugurated on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the foundation of Moisés Ville in 1964.