Young, James Edward ()/ Baigell, Matthew()//Golan, Romy () -The art of memory : Holocaust memorials in history (1994) [Prestel; New York; p.194; 30 cm ; Publication on the occasion of the exhibition "The art of memory: Holocaust memorials in history ", held at The Jewish Museum, New York, March 13-July 31, 1994]
The Western Wall, a surviving fragment of the Second Temple in Jerusalem destroyed in 70 C. E., evokes the memory of communal catastrophe and mourning. Photographed by La Maison Bonfils, i867-ca. 1907, albumen print. [p.22]
One of the many unofficially marked mass grave sites for| Jews murdered in the former Soviet Union. Here in Kaunas, Lithuania. [p.27]
A homemade, wooden Scar of David nailed to a tree, ioo meters from a mass grave in the Rumbuli Forest, Latvia. [p.28]
Site of the mass grave of 8,000 Holocaust victims in Telsiai Lithuania. In several photos, family members look into an empty clearing: nothing is there. Yet it is written on the back of one of these photographs that this is the site where 8,000 Jews were murdered. These photographs of now-absent memorials begin to function over time as memorials themselves. [p.28]
Karin Daan created the Homomonument for homosexual victims of Nazism, dedicated in Amsterdam in 1987. The monument has also come to serve as a memorial site for those who have died of AIDS. [p.30]
The commemoration triangle (right) bears an inscribed text from a poem by Jacob Israel de Haan: "NAARVRIENDSCHAP ZULK EEN MATELOOS VERLANGEN" (Such a boundless longing for friendship). [p.30]
The German artist Norbert Radermacher used slide projections) to focus attention on a site of Nazi violence. Pedestrians who walk by trip a light-beam trigger, which in turn Hicks on a high-intensity slide projection of a written text relating the historical details of the site's now invisible past. ("From 1944-1945 there was here an satellitel department of the Concentration-camp Sachsenhausen" tj.) [p.35]
The slide projections here refer to a forced labor camp, which later became one of Sachsenhausen's satellite camps. Conceived in 1989 and to be installed in the Neukolln district in Berlin, 1994. [p.35]
Nathan Rapoport: Warsaw Ghetto Monument, 1948. Warsaw, Poland. [plate 3]
Franciszek Duszenko and Adam Haupt: Treblinka Memorial, 1964. Treblinka, Poland. [plate 4]
Lipa Yahalom and Dan Zur: Valley of the Communities, 1983-93. Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel. with many names of communities like Kiev and Babi Yar [plate 7]
Shimon Attie Almstadtstrasse 43, Slide Projection of Former. Hebrew Bookstore, Berlin, Germany 1991/1931 [plate 19]
George Segal: The Holocaust, 1984. Lincoln Park, San Francisco. [plate 29]
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's three-story Tower ot Faces contains more than 1,300 photo album pictures taken of the Jewish residents of Ejszyszki, Lithuania, during the 1920s and 1930s. In a two-day period in September 1941, 90 percent of the town's Jewish community of 3,000 people were murdered by Nazi killing squads. [plate 28]
View of the inscription added to the poster wall as a commemoration of Kristallnacht after the monument was firebombed in 1988. "On the night of November 9, 1938, all synagogues in Austria were looted, destroyed, and set on fire. And during the night of November z, 1988, this memorial was destroyed by a firebomb." [p.81]
The Haacke installation, and the statue of the Virgin Mary it covered, suffered major damage from a firebombing one week before the exhibition closed. [p.81]
A visitor ventures behind the barbed wire fence in Lincoln Park, San Francisco. [p.86]
A stone memorial inscribed in Polish, Hebrew, and Yiddish marks the ruins of Mordechai Anielewicz's Ghetto bunker at Mila 18, Warsaw. [p.125]
tPublic pressure led to the construction of the memorial at Babi Yar, a ravine near Kiev, where the Germans murdered 34.000 Jews in 1941. The inscription to the "Citizens of Kiev" bears no mention of the Jews. [p.143]
A family at the site of a mass grave in Zidikai in Lithuania where 3,000 were killed. Since such sites remained unofficial in the former USSR and memorials were often destroyed, snapshots from family albums serve as their only documentation. [p.145]
Montreal synagogue group photographing the entrance of Birkenau, the extermination center at Auschwitz. [p.174]
The parking lot in front of the visitors' center in Auschwitz 1989. The building was erected as a "reception hall" for the camp in 1941. From Reinhard Marz's series of some 100 photographs entitled "The Invisible Camps," 1987-92. [p.180]
A United Synagogue Youth Mission reciting prayers and• poems at Treblinka. [p.181]