Forest of the Martyrs

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Forest of the Martyrs
יער הקדושים
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Monument Scroll of Fire in the Forest of the Martyrs
Location outskirts of Jerusalem, Israel
Designer Nathan Rapoport
Opening date 1971
Dedicated to The victims of the Holocaust

The Forest of the Martyrs (Hebrew: יער הקדושים‎) (Ya'ar HaKdoshim) is a forest on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Israel. It is on the western edge of Eshtaol Forest near Beit Meir. It was planted as a memorial to those who died in the Holocaust and will eventually contain six million trees, symbolizing the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis in World War II.

The memorial contains a sculpture by Nathan Rapoport, entitled Scroll of Fire.

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Coordinates: 31°46′50″N 35°03′40″E / 31.78056°N 35.06111°E / 31.78056; 35.06111