The National Mall 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” —
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.
“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.”
Supreme commander of the Allied Forces
Ohrdruf Concentration Camp
April 15, 1945
"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 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."
39th President of the United States
September 27, 1979
"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."
40th President of the United States
October 5, 1988
Erected 1993 by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Location. 38° 53.22′ N, 77° 1.981′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Raoul Wallenberg Way (15th St.), SW south of Independence Avenue, SW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
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); Wilson Memorial Arch (about 500 feet away); James Wilson Wilson Memorial Arch (about 500 feet away); Smokey Bear Blue Spruce (about 600 feet away); Jean Hillery and Thomas Quadros (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Also see . . .
1. Joel Shapiro, artist. (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. (Submitted on October 17, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Shooting at the Holocaust Museum. - 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.
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Persons • Notable Places • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 580 times since then and 28 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.