"You who read these words, remember...
that, in the years of darkness from 1933 to 1945, in German-occupied Europe, six million men, women and children were murdered with unprecedented brutality only because they were Jews. Remember
that thousands upon thousands of Jewish communities were uprooted, schools and synagogues destroyed, and the hopes of an entire generations reduced to ashes.
that all this happened at a time when evil was triumphant because the world remained silent."
Elie Wiesel, Survivor
Recipient of the Nobel Prize for Peace, 1986
"Remember", Inscription in the memorial by Elie Wiesel
This Memorial Is Dedicated
- To the eternal memory of the six million Jewish men, women and children methodically murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust;
- To the five million other innocent human beings who were also murdered under German rule during World War II;
- To the heroes of the ghettos and the Jewish armed resistance;
- To the partisans and Alied soldiers who fought for freedom;
- To those who survived the horrors and degradation of the Nazis;
- To the few righteous among the nations who risked their lives to shield those targeted for death;
- And to all those who wage battle for freedom and human dignity.
Humanity must learn, understand, and remember so that it will never happen again. REMEMBER!