Article: “Designing a Holocaust memorial for a new generation”
Posted March 3, 2014
The Globe and Mail, Friday February 28, 2014, by Alex Bozikovic
“More compelling is the design by Adjaye, the renowned British architect, and Israeli artist-architect Arad, with Canadian landscape architect Janet Rosenberg and art consultant Irene Szylinger. It is a series of 23 concrete walls, standing parallel; each of them very tall, irregular in form and texture.
There are 22 passageways between them, one for each European country whose Jewish community was destroyed. Each passage provides a journey toward light. As a group, they also resemble a book, perhaps the Yizkor bikher (books of remembering) that many European Jewish communities produced in the years after the war . This monument encourages us to go deep, to head into the darkness and find the only way out, through reflection and learning.”