Monday, June 13, 2011

camminando MIAMI | Holocaust Museum

Holocaust Museum of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation

“I memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust”

This is not a large memorial in area, but impact and sensitivity is not compromised in conveying emotional gravitas. Architect & Sculptor Kenneth Treister was successful in creating a disturbingly beautiful and poignant moment of reflection in a tucked away corner close to the action of infamous South Beach. Meant to provide a haven of remembrance and knowledge of an horrendous slash of history, Treister created achingly expressive full-size bronze sculptures throughout the site culminating in a 42 foot hand with 1000 figures crying out in anguish as they reach out to humanity.

Opened in 1990, the surprisingly evocative twists and turns of this tribute earn the title of “Memorial”. One emerges with the consciousness touched; uplifted to a time and place to clutch in our hearts and minds: reflecting pools, black granite, pink Jerusalem stone, names, historical facts, shrines and tunnels all bring us to a place of deep contemplation.

1933-1945 Meridian Avenue,

Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone: 305 538 1663

Hours: 9:00AM - Sunset


Heron having a contemplative moment on the steps of the Memorial