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Obj. ID: 46425  Holocaust Memorial in Brno, Czech Republic, 2014

© Pallay, Sheila, Photographer: Pallay, Sheila, 2019

Who is Commemorated?

Jewish and Roma victims of the Holocaust from Brno

Description

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.

Inscriptions

[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

Commissioned by

The City of Brno

Documenter
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Author of description
Adam Frisch | 2023
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Name / Title
Holocaust Memorial in Brno, Czech Republic | Unknown
Monument Setting
Public park
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Object Detail
Completion Date
2014
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Location
Czech Republic | Moravia | Brno
| nám. 28. října 1900/20
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Unknown
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Granite
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Cube: 3.14 m x 3.14 m x 3.14 m
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Façade (main)
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History

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.

Main Surveys & Excavations
Sources

"Czech Republic: New Holocaust memorial in Brno" Romea.cz , https://romea.cz/en/news/czech/czech-republic-new-holocaust-memorial-in-brno (accessed January 23, 2023)

"Holocaust Memorial" Sochařské Brno, https://socharske.brno.cz/en/projekt/holocaust-memorial/ (accessed January 23, 2023)

"New Holocaust memorial in Brno, CZ" Jewish Heritage Europe , https://jewish-heritage-europe.eu/2014/09/24/new-holocaust-memorial-in-brno-cz/ (accessed January 23, 2023)

"Odhalení pomníku obětem židovského a romského holokaustu," Internetová encyklopedie dějin Brna, https://encyklopedie.brna.cz/home-mmb/?acc=profil_udalosti&load=4850 (accessed February 27, 2023)

"The Jewish Trail: The Memorial to the Victims of the Holocaust" brnotrails.cz, https://www.brnotrails.cz/en/object/10-the-memorial-to-the-victims-of-the-holocaust (accessed January 23, 2023)
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