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 Memorial of Holocaust Victims in Bratislava

 

Memorial of Holocaust Victims, or Holocaust Memorial, is situated on the former site of the neologian Synagogue in Bratislava.


Memorial of Holocaust Victims, or Holocaust Memorial, is situated on the former site of the neologian Synagogue in Bratislava. In the 19th and 20th century Bratislava became a centre of Jewish life. However, before the Second World War Jews started to be persecuted. Most of Jews who lived in Bratislava were deported to extermination camps and murdered.
In 1967, the synagogue, which survived the war undamaged, was closed and destroyed. In this place in 1996 the Holocaust Memorial was built in 105 000 Slovakian Holocaust victims’ memory. The Memorial consists of the wall with the picture of the old synagogue and the metal sculpture made by Milan Lukac. The sculpture has an abstract motif put on the black platform with ‘remember’ inscription. It symbolizes the violent persecution and deportation of the Slovak Jews during the war.





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