Ioaninna Holocaust Memorial

Title

Ioaninna Holocaust Memorial

Description

This two-sided monument stands in a triangular space on the streets of Ioaninna. Two benches flank the monument and are topped with slate. One side of the monument has an [aluminum] and brass relief sculpture in five panels. The third panel, in the middle, is engraved with a dedicatory inscription (inscription 1) and a depiction of a menorah. The other side of the monument has a bronze relief sculpture depicting faces peering through two doors and a key. Below the relief is a quotation from N. Moulias (inscription 2).
ΣΤΗ ΜΝΗΜΗ ΤΩΝ 1850 ΕΒΡΑΙΩΝ ΣΥΜΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΜΑΣ ΠΟΥ ΣΥΝΕΛΗΦΘΗΣΑΝ ΣΤΙΣ 25 ΜΑΡΤΙΟΥ 1944 ΚΑΙ ΕΞΟΝΤΩΘΗΚΑΝ ΣΤΑ ΝΑΖΙΣΤΙΚΑ ΣΤΡ[ΑΤΟΠΕ]ΔΑ ΣΥΓΚΕΝΤΡΩΣΕΩΣ. ; In memory of our 1,850 Jewish fellow citizens who were arrested on March 25, 1944 and exterminated in the Nazi concentration camps.; Ἄγνωστε Μαστορα Ἠπειρώτη\Οἱ μοῦσες σέ κοιτάξανε καί πῆρες\ ν᾿ἀνοίξεις θησαυρούς μέ τὸ κλειδὶ\ να χτίσεις, νὰ στεριώσεις μὲ τὴν πέτρα\ ἰδανικὰ, ἀγῶνες, προκοπή. ; Unknown Epeirote Craftsman. The Muses looked after you and you were able to open the treasuries with the key, to build, to stabilize wiht ideal stones, struggles, success. N. Moulias.

Creator

Giorgos Chouliaras (sculptor) ; The city of Ioaninna (sponsor)

Date

March 25, 1944 (Date of Event) ; 1944 (Date of Construction)

Rights

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Format

metal
outdoor sculpture

Identifier

epirus_ioaninna_holocaust_memorial

Coverage

Ioaninna
39.669533
20.857121

Citation

Giorgos Chouliaras (sculptor) ; The city of Ioaninna (sponsor), “Ioaninna Holocaust Memorial,” Hollins University Library Digital Exhibits, accessed November 17, 2019, http://digitalexhibits.hollins.edu/items/show/20.

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