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Obj. ID: 51120  Holocaust Monument in Pinelines 1 Jewish Cemetery in Cape Town, South Africa, 1960s(?)

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, July 2023

Memorial Name

No official name

Who is Commemorated?

Kinsfolk of the Cape Jewry and six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. 

Description:

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.

Inscriptions

On the main plaque:

Hebrew:

אבן מקיר תזעק

ציון
מזכיר אהבה
לקרובינו היקרים והקדושים
אשר נרצחו
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
טלך.

Translation:

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].

 

English:

“The stone
shall cry out of the wall”

In loving
and sacred remembrance
of our martyred kinsfolk
who died
during the Nazi terror
1933 – 45

“These things I remember
and pour out
my soul within me.”

“Many waters
cannot quench love
neither can the floods
drown it”

“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:

זכור

געדענק

Remember

6,000000

 

On a plaque at the northwestern corner of the kerbside, in English:

Restored by the
Woodstock Salt River
Hebrew Congregation
April 2003 – Nissan 5763

  Commissioned by

Originally by "Cape Jewry"

Renovation of 2003 - by Woodstock Salt River Hebrew Congregation

Documenter
Vladimir Levin, Ekaterina Oleshkevich | 2023
Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2023
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Name / Title
Holocaust Monument in Pinelines 1 Jewish Cemetery in Cape Town | Unknown
Monument Setting
Cemetery   
Object Detail
Completion Date
1960s (?)
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
2003
Artist/ Maker
Location
South Africa | Cape Town
| Forest Dr.
Site
Unknown
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Unknown
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Stone
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Height
245 cm
Length
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103 cm
Depth
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Thickness
25 cm
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0
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Location of Apse
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Location of Reader's Desk
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