TBT: A Sculpture of Love and Anguish

Today, in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, I’m reposting our visit to the Holocaust Memorial in Miami Beach which we visited in June 2013.

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A Sculpture of Love and Anguish

The Holocaust Memorial located in Miami Beach leads visitors through a series of exhibits providing an emotional and detailed history of Holocaust events. The center piece of the memorial, A Sculpture of Love and Anguish, is a dramatic bronze sculpture of a 42-foot arm stretching toward the sky in a plea for remembrance. An Auschwitz number on the outstretched arm on which 130 human figures cling provides a powerful image.

In addition to the central sculpture, a series of smaller sculptures depicting figures in anguish surround the arm reaching toward heaven. The Garden of Meditation and the Arbor of History with panels documenting historical events, the Wall of Memory, and the Lonely Path provide reminders of the fate of more than six million victims of the Holocaust.

This was not a scheduled part of our trip to Miami, but we made a U-turn after passing the memorial so we could get a closer look. The memorial is located only blocks from South Beach between 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, and it’s certainly worth a visit.

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