Holocaust Memorial at California Palace of the Legion of Honor
The Holocaust Memorial at California Palace of the Legion of Honor is a Holocaust memorial in San Francisco, California, overlooking the Golden Gate. It was created by artist George Segal out of white painted bronze.
Several of the bodies in the sculpture were designed to be symbolic. One of the bodies resembles Christ, another is of a woman holding an apple. Both symbolize the connection between Jews and Christians. The only standing man is thought to be the sculptor's representation of Margaret Bourke-White's famous Life Magazine 1945 photograph of the liberation of Buchenwald.
The memorial has been vandalized several times. The most common types of vandalism of the memorial are the graffiti of swastikas and the use of splashes of red paint. Segal indicates that the vandalism is a reminder that antisemitism still exists.
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