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Sculptor:
Rapoport, Nathan 1911-1987  Search this
Founder:
Vignali & Tommasi Fonderia d'Arte  Search this
Medium:
Sculpture: bronze; Base: black granite
Culture:
Hebrew  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Philadelphia Fairmount Park Commission Memorial Hall, West Park, P. O. Box 21601 Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19131
Located Isaac Levy Park 16th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Date:
1964. Dedicated April 26, 1964
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
City of Philadelphia, 1973.
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 338.
Bach, Penny Balkin, "Public Art in Philadelphia," Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1992, pg. 234.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia survey, 1993.
Image on file.
Fairmount Park Art Assoc., "Sculpture of a City: Philadelphia's Treasures in Bronze & Stone," NY: Walker Publ., 1974, pg. 338.
C. Natan(sic) Rapoport/1964 Fond. Tommasi & Vignali/Pietrasanta, Italy (Base, front side:) THE HOLOCAUST/1933-1945/NOW AND FOREVER ENSHRINED IN MEMORY ARE THE SIX MILLION/JEWISH MARTYRS WHO PERISHED IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS/GHETTOS AND GAS CHAMBERS/IN THEIR DEEPEST AGONY THEY CLUNG TO THE IMAGE OF HUMANITY,/AND THEIR ACTS OF RESISTANCE IN THE FORESTS AND GHETTOS/REDEEMED THE HONOR OF MAN./THERE SUFFERING AND HEROISM ARE FOREVER BRANDED UPON/OUR CONSCIENCE AND SHALL BE REMEMBERED/FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION. (Base, left side:) PRESENTED TO/THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA/BY/THE ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH/NEW AMERICANS/IN COOPERATION WITH/THE FEDERATION OF JEWISH AGENCIES OF GREATER PHILADELPHIA/APRIL 26, 1964. (Base, rear:) REMEMBER (Hebrew lettering)/DRANCY/FLOSSENBERG/GROSS-ROSEN/KLOOGA/LWON-JANOWSKA/MAJDANEK/MAUTHAUSEN/NEUENGAMME/AUSCHWITZ/BABI-YAR/BELZEC/BERGEN-BELSEN/BREENDONCK/BUCHENWALD/CHELMNO/DAUCHAU/PONARY/RAVENS-TREBLINKON/WESTERBORK (Base, right side:) (Hebrew lettering) 1933-1945 signed Founder's mark appears.
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Summary:
A vertical mass of bodies, flames, barbed wire, the torah, and daggers.
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Ethnic  Search this
Figure group  Search this
History--Europe--Holocaust  Search this
Religion  Search this
Control number:
IAS 75009355
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_15667