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Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial

 

—Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 —

 
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By Bernard Fisher, June 9, 2014
1. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Marker
Inscription. On November 6, 1955, the New American Jewish Club, a group of immigrants and survivors of the Nazi purge of European Jewry, gathered here to unveil the three center sections of this Holocaust memorial, one of the first such memorials in North America. These new citizens of the USA, having settled in Richmond, Virginia, placed here the names of 200 family members who perished in the Holocaust, whose final resting places are forever unknown.

On November 7, 1999, two flanking panels were dedicated by new members of the Richmond Jewish community, memorializing their family members who perished in the Holocaust.

The Holocaust, perpetrated by Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, was the systematic plan of genocide which claimed six million Jewish men, women and children along with millions of other innocent lives.

In order to teach the tolerance which must be learned from this nightmare, a memorial service is held at this site each year near the anniversary of The Night of Pogroms, Kristallnacht, the beginning of government sanctioned, mass, open violence against the Jews, November 9-10, 1938.
 
Erected 1999 by United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 37° 35.545′ N, 77° 26.229′ 
Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 9, 2014
2. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Marker
W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Alma Avenue near Pilots Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4000 Pilots Lane, Richmond VA 23222, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Lieutenant Jimmie W. Monteith, Jr. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Dominion Building (approx. one mile away); Richmond Defences (approx. one mile away); Appointed to Serve (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sheridan Maneuvers East (approx. 1.2 miles away); Adèle Goodman Clark (approx. 1.4 miles away); Emmanuel Church at Brook Hill Episcopal (approx. 1.4 miles away); A. P. Hill (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery. (Submitted on June 9, 2014.)
2. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery (pdf file). National Register of Historic Places (Submitted on June 9, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches, Etc.War, World II
 
Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (flanking left panel) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 9, 2014
3. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (flanking left panel)
The Innocent Died image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 9, 2014
4. The Innocent Died
Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (left panel) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 9, 2014
5. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (left panel)
May the sacrifice of our people
Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (center panel) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 9, 2014
6. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (center panel)
To our loved ones who
died in Europe 1933-1945
as victims of their Faith.

Theirs are no graves. They
shall live in our hearts
forever
Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (right panel) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 9, 2014
7. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (right panel)
O Lord, not have been in vain.
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By Bernard Fisher, June 9, 2014
8. Let Life Triumph
Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (flanking right panel) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 9, 2014
9. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial (flanking right panel)
Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 9, 2014
10. Emek Sholom Holocaust Memorial Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on June 9, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on June 9, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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