Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Holocaust monument

I have a very good knowledge of Port Elizabeth and thanks to doing this blog I often discover new things and places while looking for something new to post.  A little while ago Max asked me if I knew that there was a holocaust monument in Glendinningvale. Well, to tell the truth, I didn't.  I had seen the monument before but I actually thought it was a modern art piece.  The following information I got from the plaque in front of it.  This statue made up of six elements varying in size and pointing heavenwards symbolically represents the ages of the six million Jewish victims , from the youngest to the oldest, who persished in the holocaust.  The broken lines etched into the granite reflect the shattered and premature cutting short of their lives.

4 comments:

  1. Great piece! Where is it and who is the sculptor?

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  2. What is needed is a really good guide to PE pointing out these many interesting sites for visitors. By the way - do you know about the 24 x 1 minute films produced under www.cityoneminutes.org. JHB and CT are represented. How about it?

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  3. Intriguing and thought provoking. You certainly manage to ferret out the most amazing things!
    My notebook of things to do when I visit PE is almost full thanks to you!

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