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heart wrenching

very cold and heart shattering which is in my mind the meaning of the holocaust, this time in... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
stephenjolicoeur
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Gatineau, Canada
Artfully Portraying Tragedy

This place is designed to evoke the feelings of sadness, grief, despair, and hopelessness which... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Rebby2k
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An heart touching tribute to those who died in the Holocaust, it gives a first appearance of being a solid concrete structure, but on approaching, you take the steps down into the interior of the monument, once there you will find a number of murals,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

very cold and heart shattering which is in my mind the meaning of the holocaust, this time in humanity is the darkest and most brutal time in the history of mankind. This site invokes the despair , and brutality of it all.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stephenjolicoeur
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

This place is designed to evoke the feelings of sadness, grief, despair, and hopelessness which make up the spirit of the holocaust. Lots of high walls, sharp angles, and plain gray concrete fill the space. There are some things to read, but it is mostly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

To truly tell the story of one of the darkest stains on humanity is almost an impossibility, however, this broken Star Of David does come very close, It is a simple monument in design, however, the starkness combined with the photos and stories of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Paul G
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Was passing by so decided to check it out. I don't understand this monument. It is a huge, ugly pile of concrete that fails to illicit any emotion. Also unsure why such a huge monument was placed in such a key location when Canada had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

While almost impossible to visualise from ground level, the memorial is actually shaped as a distorted Star of David. The stark concrete interior is etched in places with scenes from the concentration camps, while simple plaques on the walls tell the equally brutal story of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wandering_Aengus
Reviewed June 18, 2018

The Uber driver didn't even know about this new memorial. But there were a fair amount of people there, though it was not crowded. The arhcitecture is magnificent, and the sad story of the Holocaust is told well.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MelWacks
Reviewed June 10, 2018

This is a huge memorial, lots of concrete. Some information panels but I feel there could be more. Some nice photos/etchings in the concrete. Located near the Canadian War Museum.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Karen C
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

An ugly pile of concrete. I can't imagine anyone liking this. I don't understand the artist's vision.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 971duncanr
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Free, open air monument. Very informative plaques, the artwork, specifically that of the rail yards and the fencing is so poignant.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BBMuskoka
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