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Echoing Ribbons

Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial Proposal


The Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial represents a torn ribbon, the universal symbol of mourning and loss. The six granite slabs beneath the ribbon are a reminder of the 6,000.000 Jews who perished as a result of indifference and prejudice in the Second World War. At the same time, the light emerging from the base of the structure evokes a sense of hope for the future.


Elie Wiesel has spoken of the perils of indifference: "Take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."This memorial provides a visual clue to the suffering brought on by the Holocaust and combat indifference with resilience and hope.


Echoing Ribbon is a collaboration between Jiangmei Wu and Marleen Newman.

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