Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The National Holocaust Monument

September 27, 2017 Ottawa.
The national Holocaust Monument was unveiled.  The idea of the monument, landscape of loss, memory and survival, was chosen from several proposals.
The monument focuses on three stories, --the state-sponsored Nazi genocide of the Holocaust; --the history that Canada failed to give asylum to those refugees; --and the 40,000 Holocaust survivors who came to Canada after the Second World War and contributed to nation building.
The open-air monument is across from the Canadian War Museum.   It is made of six concrete and metal walls, with plantings of trees.   The monument is the shape of a skewed Star of David which recognises all victims of the Holocaust.   The Monument suggests visitors contemplate all past atrocities.

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