I just remembered there’s another well known Holocaust memorial in Miami Beach. It’s a big green decaying hand.
I think it was erected very close to the time I moved from Atlantic to Pacific. The controversy at the time was about making something that looked so dreadful vs. making something to assure we’d never forget.
Jewish life is all about conflict. If you want a good time at a Jewish party, make sure everybody’s arguing. (Otherwise, it’s boring . . . that’s an old Jewish joke, BTW.)
One other piece of trivia . . .
that Holocaust Memorial is located at 1933 - 1945 Meridian Avenue. Those are also the years all that devastation took place. (Such coincidences keep us up at night.)
Jewish culture is immersed with numerology meets symbolism, letters are numbers and vice versa. (I only thought of this today . . . I wonder if that Numbers Guy who calls Savage knows about this.)