San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
by George Segal
We will never forget the cruel apathy of a world which allowed that Holocaust and the deliberate murder of millions of other people to happen.
We will never forget the martyrs of that evil abyss in human history. Nor will we forget those Jews and the righteous of all faiths who resisted and fought that evil.
In the memory of those and martyrs and fighters, we pledge our lives to the creation of a world in which such evil and such apathy will not be tolerated.
It is with that memory and that resolve that we dedicate this memorial.
[Hebrew, with the translation directly below, as on the marker]
בזיכרונה סוד הגאולה
In Remembrance is the Secret of Redemption
Dedicated November 7, 1984
Location. 37° 47.136′ N, 122° 29.997′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94121, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frances E. Willard (a few steps from this marker); The Arrival of the First Japanese Naval Ship (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Shipwrecks - Lost at the Golden Gate (approx. ¼ mile away); China Beach (approx. half a mile away); Electric Streetcar Line (approx. half a mile away); Navigating the Golden Gate - Bonfires, buoys, and foghorns (approx. 0.6 miles away); Heavy Cruiser USS San Francisco (CA38) (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
More about this marker. The Holocaust Memorial is located on the grounds of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park. The marker is situated on a low wall, behind and above the memorial sculpture.
Regarding "The Holocaust". The whitened-bronze sculptural tableau is enclosed by a high concrete wall on three sides, and a low wall on the west side on which the viewer may sit and contemplate the sculpture.
The memorial is a frequent target of vandals,
Also see . . .
1. George Segal, sculptor of ‘Holocaust’ work, dies at 75. Jweekly.com's obituary of sculptor George Segal. Contains an overview of his life and work, with a particular emphasis on the San Francisco Holocaust Memorial. (Submitted on April 22, 2009.)
2. In Fitting Memory: The Art and Politics of Holocaust Memorials. Stanford University Libraries and Academic Information Resources' introduction to an exhibit by Sybil Milton and Ira Nowinski, discussing Holocaust memorials. Numerous photos, including one of the mock-up that Segal used to produce the San Francisco Holocaust Memorial. (Submitted on April 22, 2009.)
Categories. • Notable Events • War, World II •
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