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Southwest Federal Center in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

— "Loss and Regeneration, 1993" —

 
The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza Marker Panel 1 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2011
1. The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza Marker Panel 1
Inscription.  
Panel 1:
Dedicated in gratitude to the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in Europe, General Dwight David Eisenhower and the valiant soldiers of all Allied Armies he led into battle.

Victorious in battle, they brought the Third Reich to an end, encountered its concentration camps, liberated the survivors and bore witness to the Holocaust.

Panel 2:
“The things I saw beggar description … the visual evidence and the verbal testimony of starvation, cruelty and bestiality were so overpowering I made the visit deliberately, in order to be in a position to give first hand evidence of these things if ever, in the future, there develops a tendency to charge these allegations to propaganda.”
Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower
Supreme commander of the Allied Forces
Ohrdruf Concentration Camp
April 15, 1945


Panel 3:
"Out of our memory … of the Holocaust we must forge an unshakable oath with all civilized people that never again will the world stand silent, never again with the world … fail to act in time to prevent this terrible
The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza Marker Panel 2 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2011
2. The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza Marker Panel 2
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crime of genocide … We must harness the outrage of our own memories to stamp out oppression wherever it exists. We must understand that human rights and human dignity are indivisible."
Jimmy Carter
39th President of the United States
September 27, 1979


Panel 4:
"We who did not go their way owe them this: We must make sure that their deaths have posthumous meaning. We must make sure that from now until the end of days all humankind stares this evil in the face … and only then can we be sure that it will never arise again."
Ronald Reagan
40th President of the United States
October 5, 1988

 
Erected 1993 by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Former U.S. Presidents: #39 James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr., and the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1860.
 
Location. 38° 53.22′ N, 77° 1.981′ W. Marker is in Southwest Federal Center in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest south of Independence
The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza Marker Panel 3 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2011
3. The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza Marker Panel 3
Avenue Southwest, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Escape Across the Potomac (within shouting distance of this marker); Raoul Wallenberg Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Yates Building (about 300 feet away); James Wilson (about 500 feet away); Wilson Memorial Arch (about 500 feet away); Smokey Bear Blue Spruce (about 600 feet away); Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (about 700 feet away); Washington: The Man (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest Federal Center.
 
Also see . . .
1. Joel Shapiro, artist. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

2. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 

3. Shooting at the Holocaust Museum. Washington Post website entry:
Museum guard, Stephen T. Johns slain by racist intruder, June 11, 2009. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Jewry; Southwest Federal Center; Joel Shapiro; James Ingo Freed, architect; Stephen T. Johns.
 
The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza Marker Panel 4 image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2011
4. The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza Marker Panel 4
<b>"Loss and Regeneration, 1993"</b><br> by Joel Shapiro, American, born 1941. image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2011
5. "Loss and Regeneration, 1993"
by Joel Shapiro, American, born 1941.
Bronze, two parts: Figure & House.
Gift of Ruth & Albert Abramson & Family.
"Until, after a long, long, time
I’d be well again.
Then I’d like to live
And go back home again
"
- from a child’s poem, Terezin Ghetto, found in 1945.
In memory of the children who perished in the Holocaust.
"Loss and Regeneration, 1993" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2011
6. "Loss and Regeneration, 1993"
"Loss and Regeneration, 1993" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, September 17, 2011
7. "Loss and Regeneration, 1993"
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By Richard E. Miller
8. The General Dwight David Eisenhower Plaza/U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 678 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 17, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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