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  Holocaust Memorial in Beth Meyer Synagogue in Ralegh, NC, USA, 1977

© Samuel D. Gruber, Photographer: Gruber, Samuel D., 2024

Name of Monument
no official name

What/Who is commemorated
Jewish victims of the Holocaust

Description
The memorial is located at the end of the large entrance foyer of the synagogue, set in a wood-paneled square niche next to the sanctuary entrance. The memorial consists of two parts. A centrally placed metal Magen David – made of two overlapping sheets of gilded metal dominates the niche. The star is made to appear battered, torn, and scarred. A red light is set behind the star so that it glows, as if on fire. This plays with the traditional form of the Ner Tamid (Eternal light).

Inscribed across the center of the star in Hebrew letters that appear burnt into the metal is the word “Zachor” (Remember). Beneath the star in large stylized Hebrew letters is a passage from Jeremiah 50:46, and below that in the English translation.

Inscriptions
On star:

זכור

Below star, Jeremaiah 50:46 in Hebrew and English:

“וזעקה בגוים נשמע”

“AND THE CRY IS HEARD AMONG THE NATIONS”

 JEREMIAH 50: 46

Commissioned by
Donated in memory of Sadie and William Pizer by their children.

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Name/Title
Holocaust Memorial in Beth Meyer Synagogue in Ralegh, NC | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Synagogue (active)
{"10":"Any immovable marker or memorial that specifically references the Holocaust."}
Date
1977
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
United States of America (USA) | North Carolina | Raleigh, NC
| Beth Meyer Synagogue 504 Newton Rd
Site
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Measurements
192 cm wide x 167 cms high
Star at widest points is 74 cm x 65 cms
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
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History/Provenance
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Sources

Beth Meyer Synagogue: an art tour (Raleigh, NC: Beth Meyer Synagogue, n.d)
Type
Documenter
Samuel D. Gruber | 2024
Author of description
Samuel D. Gruber | 2024
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