Obj. ID: 46425 Holocaust Memorial in Brno, Czech Republic, 2014
Who is Commemorated?
Jewish and Roma victims of the Holocaust from Brno
This monument is a black polished granite cube positioned over a square pool of water, with the intention of looking like it is floating. each edge of the cube is 3.14 meters in length, to invoke the repetition of human suffering the same way the number pi continues infinitely. water flows from the top of the cube, covering it in a veil of water.
In the shallow pool beneath the cube, the words "lest we forget" are gilded in Czech, Hebrew, and Romani, along with a Magen David, an "Ashoka's chakra", and an inscription.
[to be reviewed]
In the Pool:
Out of respect for the Jews and Roma murdered and abducted from Brno and taken to concentration camps, 1939–1945
To all victims of Nazi racial persecution
The City of Brno
| nám. 28. října 1900/20
The memorial is located at 28. rinja (October 28) Square in the former 19th-century Jewish quarter.
The memorial's design was chosen from among fifty-one submissions in the second competition the city held for designs in 2012 (the city councilors canceled a previous competition because they didn't like any of the submitted designs).
THe memorial was inaugurated in September 2014.
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