Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day and I have been thinking of some of the Holocaust memorials I have visited.
Take time to reflect and remember the events of the Holocaust during the day.
I will start with this sculpture by Yigal Tumarkin that is in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv, Israel. I visited this during my first trip to Israel. You can learn more about this sculpture by clicking on the following link: Rabin Square Sculpture
I have also visited the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. This picture is in my post Yom HaShoah, but there is also another picture of it in my post Holocaust Remembrance Day. The post also features pictures of the Jewish Museum in Berlin that was designed by David Libeskind.
I also remembered two visits that I have made to the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany. One of the most sobering visits that I have made to a historical site. There are a few more pictures of Buchenwald in my post Buchenwald Liberation.
The second time that I visited Buchenwald I was with a group of young students which included the daughter of one of my German co-workers. At the end of the visit we each placed a rose on the Living Memorial. The memorial is kept at body temperature year round.
Memories of these places helped me remember this sad time in our history.