Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach

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Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach
The Holocaust Memorial on Miami Beach is a Holocaust memorial at 1933-1945 Meridian Avenue, in Miami Beach, Florida. It was conceived by a committee of Holocaust survivors in 1984, formally established in 1985 as the Holocaust Memorial Committee, a non-profit organization. It was designed by Kenneth Treister on a site designated by the City of Miami Beach Commission at Meridian Avenue and Dade Boulevard. The Memorial was opened on Sunday, February 4, 1990, with Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel as guest speaker at the dedication ceremonies.

Daniel Pearl Controversy
On April 16, 2007, slain journalist Daniel Pearl was added to the Holocaust Memorial as the first non-Holocaust victim. His father, Judea Pearl, gave the reasoning for the induction as a gesture of the "forces of evil and barbarity still in the world."

Holocaust Memorial Committee Founding Members
  • Norman Braman (Chairman)
  • Kenneth Treister, (FAIA sculptor)
  • Dr. Helen N. Fagin (Historian)
  • Jack Chester
  • George Goldbloom
  • Ezra Katz
  • Commissioner Abe Resnick
  • David Schaecter
  • Rabbi Solomon Schiff
  • Harry B. Smith, Esq.
  • Edward Wiolomn

Building Activity

  • removed a media
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com