Obj. ID: 46184 Holocaust Memorial in Coronel Suárez, Argentina
Who is Commemorated?
Jews killed in the Holcoaust
This memorial's design is based on that of a monument located at the Yad Vashem Museum in Jerusalem, Israel; the "Monument to the Jewish Soldiers and Partisans Who Fought Against Nazi Germany", though certain details such as size are changed.
The memorial consists of two main components:
Six large, polished granite stones are arranged to create a sculptural monument that is the first component. Each rectangular stone has two flat long edges, and each end is cut to come to a point. The stones are stacked horizontally, with their flat edges touching. The middle stone on each side is pulled out of alignment to protrude from the edges causing the negative space to form a Magen David.
In alignment with the negative space between these columns is the second component of the monument, which is a pyramid with such severely steep walls that the pyramid could also be described as a spike or an obelisk. With regards to the original monument, this pyramid is meant to be a spearhead, to represent Jewish armed fighters against Nazi Germany.
Both of these components of the memorial are on a square of gravel beside a pathway that also contains a small plaque, and next to the monument is a dedicatory sign.
Dedicatory Sign in Spanish:
La Asociación Israelita de Coronel Suarez
ofrece este monumento a la comunidad,
siendo réplica del homenaje a los caídos
en el Holocausto que se encuentra ubicado
en el Museo Yad-Vashem, en Israel.
Translation: The Jewish Association of Coronel Suarez offers this monument to the community, being a replica of the tribute to those who fell in the Holocaust, located in the Yad Vashem Museum in Israel.
Plaque in Spanish:
Se nos manda recordar, porque olvidar es
romper los últimos cristales que nos quedan,
los de la memoria…
“El Intendente Municipal Lic. Ricardo Alejo Moccero
y la Asoc. Israelita de Coronel Suarez
dejan inaugurado el Monumento a la Shoah,
a los 4 días del mes de Noviembre de 2011”
Replica ya existente en Jerusalén.
Translation: We are commanded to remember because to forget is to break the last crystals we have left, those of memory... / "The municipal Mayor, Lic. Ricardo Alejo Moccero, and the Jewish Association of Coronel Suarez inaugurated the Memorial to the Shoah on November 4, 2011." / Replica. [The original] exists in Jerusalem
The Jewish Association of Coronel Suarez
| between Urquiza and Alberdi
Dedicated November 4th, 2011.
The monument is a meeting ground on January 27th, the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.
For the model for the monument see, "Monument to the Jewish Soldiers and Partisans who fought against Nazi Germany by Bernard Fink"
"In the Footsteps of Heroes" Monuments to Jewish Rebellion and Heroism at Yad Vashem (Yad Vashem Website), https://www.yadvashem.org/museum/museum-complex/art/articles/monuments.html (accessed March 9, 2023)