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Holocaust Memorial

Boston, massachusetts

Kaddish candles, the traditional Jewish symbol of mourning, serve as the cornerstone for this memorial. Six modern and monumental Kaddish candles set along a pedestrian path in a park close to Boston's government center commemorate the six million Jews who died during the Holocaust at six Nazi death camps. 

The abstract and oversized candles, fabricated of sandblasted glass, sit on a granite base amidst a tree-lined walkway. The candles are reminiscent of funerary chimneys in shape and glow from an eternal light within. A granite base welcomes mourners' stones and flowers much like a traditional Jewish graveside.

Selected as a runner-up, this moving submission reflects our ongoing interest in public architecture.