Silent Horror  |  A Holocaust Memorial

1994  | gas-welded brass | 28"x17"x17"  |  Theme: The Holocaust (WW II)

Three Tools of Destruction create a haunting image, to represent the torment and hopelessness of the time.

The jagged edges and dark seams echo life during the Holocaust.

The brightly-shined areas of metal illustrate the hope of the Jewish people to rise again in triumph.

Materials:  Brass | Barbed Wire | Charred Wood

Brass pieces of metal are welded together, to personify the unity of one people…the whole is the sum of its parts.

Barbed wire encircles the face and spirals above to symbolize the captured Jewish communities, in an effort to break their spirit…leaving little hope for escape.

Charred Wood represents the fire of the ovens…in the German/Nazi concentration camps from 1933-1945.

2003  |  Donated to the Beth Tfiloh Congregation in Pikesville, MD
by Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Attman and Mr. & Mrs. Jack Pechter.


Learn about WW II and the Holocaust

Right Side
Eye: covered by a ball of twisted-barbed wire…to block out the unbelievable horror.

Nostril: curls under, submissively
Cheek: recedes.

The Mouth
opens to scream…but there is no sound.

The mouth’s black cavity...adds to the silence and feeling of hopelessness.

Left Side
encircled by barbed wire…but left open to SEE ALL, and never forget.

Nostril: flares wide in defiance.
Cheek: juts forward.