The Garden of Remembrance in White Plains, NY, was created by the Westchester Holocaust Education Center to honor those killed in Auschwitz and other concentration camps.
Located at 119 Martine Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601, the garden provides visitors an opportunity for peace to reflect on what happened during that period. The garden was created to forever remember them while also providing a place where locals and visitors can congregate without fear or hate towards anyone else because our goal is to love.
The garden at the Michaelian Office Building on Martine Avenue was created in honor of all victims and survivors of Holocaust tragedies. It’s home to various memorials, including one for Anne Frank, whom many may not know about because she wrote her diary while being hidden by friends during World War II until its conclusion.
Visitors to the Memorial Holocaust Museum will find “Gates of Remembrance,” created by sculptor Rita Rapaport, commemorating those suffering and killed during the Nazi era.
These gates look like the wind blew them. They evoke memories of fire or chimneys in crematoriums, and some people will think that six is symbolized on them because it represents how many days creation took place before Jews were victims for their existence as well structural importance within concentration camps themselves entranceways rather than any typical value assignment associated with those visuals
Some people believe that these metal gates look like they were taken right out of a crematorium. They remind us of the flames and chimneys and how many years ago that six million Jews unfortunately lost their lives in concentration camps during World War II, making them victims.
The five plaques on the gates depict images that have been deeply rooted in Jewish tradition. They represent Zachor, or Remembering those who were torn from their families and imprisoned by Nazis; barbed wire representing concentration camps where enemies of society would be housed before being executed or worked to a death sentence- often both ways painful deaths. The Bible burned signifies Kristallnacht -a night infamous for its violence which started this genocide wave against Jews dubbed “The Holocaust.” And finally, there are broken tablets from the Ten Commandments symbolizing how humans tried all they could but failed because none are perfect enough without sacrificing some part.
The picturesque garden is the perfect place to host an event. The lush green scenery and serene atmosphere will provide a memorable setting for any occasion from religious services, field trips, or community gatherings.
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