Obj. ID: 51120 Holocaust Monument in Pinelines 1 Jewish Cemetery in Cape Town, South Africa, 1960s(?)
No official name
Who is Commemorated?
Kinsfolk of the Cape Jewry and six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
The monument is situated in the middle of the central passageway of the cemetery.
It is a stele made of unpolished granite stones, with a cornice and two “shoulder.” The stele is placed on a pedestal of two stairs and its plot is paved with uneven pieces of black marble.
The main inscription is written on a marble plaque attached to the stele’s western side. It contains a dedication and Biblical verses in Hebrew and English. The plaque is surmounted by a protruding sculpture of flame. Is seems that the plaque was renewed in 2003.
On the upper stair, there is an English inscription stating that the monument was “erected by Cape Jewry.”
A marble stone is situated in the front of the stele and probably was placed there after its construction. It has an inscription in Hebrew, Yiddish and English “Remember 6,000,000.”
A plaque with an inscription about 2003 renovation is situated at the northwestern corner of the kerbside.
On the main plaque:
אבן מקיר תזעק
לקרובינו היקרים והקדושים
בימי המלכות הנאצית הרשעה
תרצ"ג – תש"ה
אלא אזכרה ואשפכה עלי נפשי.
מים רבים לא יוכלו לכבות
את האהבה ונהרות לא ישטפוה.
יחיו מתיך... כי טל אורת
The stone shall cry out of the wall [Habakkuk 2:11]
The sign of love to our dear and martyred kinfolk / that were killed / in the time of evil Nazi regime / 1933 – 1945
These things I remember and pour out my soul within me [Ps. 42:5]. Many waters cannot quench love neither can the floods drown it [Song of Songs 8:7]. Thy dead shall live… for thy dew is as the dew of light [Is. 26:19].
shall cry out of the wall”
and sacred remembrance
of our martyred kinsfolk
during the Nazi terror
1933 – 45
“These things I remember
and pour out
my soul within me.”
cannot quench love
neither can the floods
“Thy dead shall live…
for thy dew is
as the dew of light.”
On the stair, in English:
Erected by Cape Jewry
On the marble stone in Hebrew, Yiddish, and English:
On a plaque at the northwestern corner of the kerbside, in English:
Restored by the
Woodstock Salt River
April 2003 – Nissan 5763
Originally by "Cape Jewry"
Renovation of 2003 - by Woodstock Salt River Hebrew Congregation
Hebrew traditional formulas | Remember! זכור
Quote from Jewish sources | Bible | Prophets | Habakkuk 2:11 (אבן מקיר תזעק)
Quote from Jewish sources | Bible | Hagiographa | Psalms | Psalms 42:5
Quote from Jewish sources | Bible | Hagiographa | Song of Songs | Song of Songs 8:7
Quote from Jewish sources | Bible | Prophets | Isaiah 26:19