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  Georgian Schindler's Monument in Oni, Georgia, 2020

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 2023

Memorial Name

Georgian Schindler's Monument

Who is Commemorated?

Sergei Metreveli, one of the Righteous Among the Nations, and the 6 million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

Description

The monument is located on a boulevard near the central square of Oni, which contains the main administrative and public buildings of the town.

It is a large green unevenly cut stone with two white marble plaques, also of uneven form. The larger of the plaques is attached to the monument’s anterior face and the smaller on is placed on the top of the monument.

Inscriptions

On the anterior plaque:

In Hebrew:

סרגי מטרבלי 1906 – 1991
חסיד אומות העולם

Translation: Sergey Metreveli, 1906-1991 / Righteous Among the Nations.

In Georgian:

სერგი მეტრეველი 1906-1991

1942 წელს ნაცისტების მიერ კისლოვოდსკის დაკავებისას სერგი მეტრეველმა ორი ებრაელი - ემილ ზიმელი და არკადი რაბინოვიჩი ფეხით ჩაიყვანა რაჭაში და სიკვდილს გადაარჩინა. იერუსალიმის ჰოლოკოსტის ცენტრმა სერგი მეტრეველს მართალის საპატიო წოდება მიანიჭა.

მონუმენტი მიძღვნილია: ონის მუნიციპალიტეტის მერიის. ისრაელის სახლის. AEPJ / ევროპის საბჭოს სერტიფიცირებული კულტურული მარშრუტის მიერ

Translation: Sergey Metreveli 1906-1991 / During the Nazi occupation of the Kislovodsk in 1942 Sergey Metreveli saved two Jews - Emil Zigel and Arkadi Rabinovich and led them to Racha. Yad Yashem awarded Sergey Metreveli the title of Righteous among the nations. / 
Dedicated by: Oni municipality city hall. Israeli house and AEPJ / cultural route certified by the council of Europe.

In English:

SERGEY METREVELI 1906-1991

During the Nazi occupation of the Kislovodsk in 1942.
Sergey Metreveli saved two Jews – Emil Zigel and Arkadi Rabinovich
and led them to Racha. Yad Vashem awarded Sergey Metreveli
the title of Righteous Among the Nations.

Dedicated by: Oni Municipality City Hall. Israeli House
and AEPJ/Cultural Route certified by the Council of Europe

 

On the upper face’s plaque:

In Hebrew:

לזכר 6 מיליון קורבנות השואה
לעולם לא עוד!

Translation: In memory of 6 million victims of the Holocaust / Never again!

In Georgian:

ეძღვნება ჰოლოკოსტის მსხვერპლი
6 მილიონი ებრაელის ხსოვნას.

არასოდეს განმეორდეს!

Translation: Dedicated to the memory of 6 million Jews the victims of the Holocaust. / Never again!

In English:

Dedicated to the memory of 6 million
Jews the victims of the Holocaust.
Never again!


Commissioned by

The City of Oni
Israeli House
AEPJ/Cultural Route certified by the Council of Europe

Summary and Remarks
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Georgian Schindler's Monument in Oni | Unknown
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2020
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Georgia | Oni (ონი)
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Stone: 130 cm x 90 cm x 40 cm
Large plaque: 77 cm x 77.5 cm
Small plaque: 53 cm x 30
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History/Provenance

Sergei Metrvel (Sergey Metreveli, 10 November 1906 – 1 October 1991) helped two Jews in Kislovodsk, Russia, to escape during the Nazi occupation in 1942 and sheltered them in his home in the town of Utsera, Racha region. In 2004, he was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations. In 2015, with the support from the Knesset, the “Israeli House” filmed a movie about Sergei Metreveli and the survivor Emil Zigel.

The monument dedicated to Sergei Metreveli and the victims of the Holocaust was opened on September 2, 2020. The ceremony was organized by the “Israeli House” and the City Hall of Oni. The event was held within The European Days of Jewis Culture and was supported by The European Association for the Preservation and Promotion of Jewish Culture and Heritage (AEPJ).

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Sources

"Oni Monument," website of The European Route of Jewish Heritage in Georgia, https://jewishroute.com/listing/oni-monument/ (accessed May 7, 2023)

"Opening of the memorial dedicated to the victims of Holocaust in Georgia," website of European Jewish Parliament, https://ejp.eu/opening-of-the-memorial-dedicated-to-the-victims-of-holocaust-in-georgia/ (accessed May 7, 2023)
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Vladimir Levin, Arkadi Zeltser | April 2023
Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2023
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