This memorial commemorates the six million who died during the Holocaust. It delivers a simple yet powerful message on a limited budget and a difficult urban site adjacent to the local synagogue. The concrete 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.”
Client East London Jewish Community