The Holocaust is the most horrific event to occur in human history. It was a states created attempt toward the complete annihilation of European Jewry and created some of the most disturbing lessons of humanity’s capacity for genocide. Many American communities of all sizes have created a Memorial to show respect and honor those who were victims. Some survived, most did not. The Nashville Survivor community and their descendants have dreamed for many years to create a Memorial and educational space to recognize and honor their loved ones, many of whom have no graves, to create an area for personal reflection and provide an educational opportunity to learn about the Holocaust through the history of Nashville Survivors and their families. They believe that the promise that they made to humanity, “Never Again to us or anyone” is an obligation they must keep and that this site will serve as a catalyst for future generations. Based on the wishes of the Survivors, The Gordon Jewish Community Center has donated the land for the Memorial. The area includes a Memorial wall inscribed with the names of deceased Holocaust Survivors and victims, and eternal flame, a symbolic sculpture inspired by a Holocaust survivor who has passed away and a reflection area with seating. The Memorial is handicap accessible.
For information about Group Tours, please contact the Tennessee Holocaust Commission (http://tennesseeholocaustcommission.org): or Marilyn Rubin - 615.354.1679