Client: East London Jewish Community
Value: Undisclosed
Status: Complete

To commemorate the 6 million who died during the Holocaust 1939-1945.

The memorial delivers a simple yet powerful message on a very limited budget and a difficult urban site adjacent to the local synagogue.

The relief, inspired by a piece by the artist Kathe Kollwitz, shows a large face, shedding a tear. The water runs via a channel and feeds a yellowwood tree at the base of the memorial wall.

The memorial plaque reads: “From our sadness, comes a tear, which feeds a tree, symbol of life, hope and the irrepressible nature of the human spirit.”