Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs

by Nathan Rapoport

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Monument to Six Million Jewish Martyrs

Credit: R. Tarver for GPTMC

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1964
16th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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Nathan Rapoport’s affecting Holocaust memorial shows an apparent tangle of suffering figures. The flame-like arrangement, though, recalls the burning bush through which God spoke to Moses, promising to rescue His people (Exodus 3:2). In this way the sculpture seems to offer hope mixed with profound grief. A Polish native, Rapoport also created a monument to the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.