Holocaust Memorial, Montevideo

The Memorial to the Holocaust of the Jewish People (Spanish: Memorial del Holocausto del Pueblo Judío) is an outdoor memorial dedicated to victims of the Holocaust.

Memorial to the Holocaust of the Jewish People
Memorial del Holocausto del Pueblo Judío
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The Holocaust Memorial in Montevideo
Coordinates34°55′30.3″S 56°10′12.7″W / 34.925083°S 56.170194°W / -34.925083; -56.170194Coordinates: 34°55′30.3″S 56°10′12.7″W / 34.925083°S 56.170194°W / -34.925083; -56.170194
LocationMontevideo
MaterialPink granite[1]
Length120 metres (390 ft)[1]
Opening date1994[1]

The memorial is located at the junction of Rambla Presidente Wilson and Artigas Boulevard,[1] in the Montevidean neighbourhood of Punta Carretas, on the shores of the River Plate, in Uruguay.[2]

The memorial is around 120 metres long, and is mostly made of pink granite, with a central window looking out at the sea. A pair of railway rails are at the approach to the memorial, and the central part of the memorial has two wooden bridge crossings. It also includes several inscribed stele, including one signed by Elie Wiesel.[1]

It was designed by Gastón Boero, Fernando Fabiano and Sylvia Perossio, with landscaping by Carlos Pellegrino. It opened in 1994.[1]

RenovationEdit

Following several acts of anti-Semitic vandalism, the memorial was renovated, and rededicated in June 2016.[2] Apart from cleaning the memorial of anti-Semitic graffiti, the renovations included the addition of lights and staircases. The renovation was funded by Uruguay's Jewish umbrella organization, the Israelite Central Committee.[2] However, a year later, the memorial was again vandalized with anti-Semitic slurs.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Memorial del Holocausto del Pueblo Judío". Intendencia de Montevideo. Retrieved 7 May 2016. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ a b c "Renovated Uruguay Holocaust Memorial Monument Rededicated". Haaretz. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Uruguayan Holocaust memorial vandalized with anti-Semitic slurs". Retrieved 11 October 2018.