Echoing Ribbons
2010

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.