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Nashville Holocaust Memorial www.nashvilleholocaustmemorial.org

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n 2006 the Nashville survivor community and their descendants, with the support of many generous donors, created the Holocaust Memorial and Educational Site on the grounds of the Gordon Jewish Community Center to honor the Jewish victims of this monumental tragedy and inspire future generations to live by the principle: “Never again to us or anyone.” Designed by architect Manuel Zeitlin, the interactive memorial provides an educational opportunity to learn about the Holocaust through the distinctive history of Nashville survivors and their families. The site includes memorial walls inscribed with the names and personal information of loved ones, an eternal flame and a symbolic sculpture of the “Book of the Jewish People,” which was inspired by Holocaust survivor Irvin Limor and created by his son, Alex. The creation and fundraising effort was led by Felicia Anchor. The secluded wooded site has proven to be a respite for personal reflection. It is open to the public and accessible during the hours when the GJCC is open. A self-guided tour is available through a series of information stations describing the memorial area as well as a printed guide. Groups may arrange guided tours by contacting Danielle Kahane Kaminsky at (615) 343-2563. Visitors can also learn more about the memorial, including eyewitness accounts of survivors and the personal profiles of those

Alex Limor’s sculpture “Book of the Jewish People” is the centerpiece of the Holocaust Memorial and Education Site on the campus of the Gordon Jewish Community Center.

who are remembered on the granite walls, by visiting the memorial website at www.nashvilleholocaustmemorial.org. Donations to the memorial upkeep and educational efforts are appreciated and can be made through the Gordon Jewish Community Center’s Holocaust Memorial Fund. •

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