Peter Pincay

Posted on 01/19/2015 @ 01:50 PM

Peter Pincay Holocaust Memorial: Mr. Reese blog entry/Reflection English I Honors Period: 5 19 January 2015

On January, 12th, 2015, Mr. Reese took his 5th and 3rd period class on a field trip to the Holocaust Memorial at Miami Beach. When we arrived at the Memorial, The first thing I saw was the giant arm that I earlier learned signifies the final reaching out of a dying person. The figures attached to the giant arm sculpture seemed to signify the pain victims of the Holocaust felt. As the tour guide was ready to begin the tour, we began by analyzing the statue of a mother holding her two kids. The statue seemed to give the idea of the mother and the kids already knowing what would happen to them, so they just huddled close and shed tears together. We then went through the tunnels hearing the voices of sad children singing, and examining the artistic details all around the walls of the tunnel. All around the walls we saw the names of some of the concentration camps, pictures of many victim's experiences during the Holocaust, and a list of names of all the Holocaust victims. We then went inside the testimony room to hear a live testimony from a Holocaust survivor. The testimony was a deep and terrifying story of Allan's life before, during, and after the Holocaust. This monument should accomplish many things for anyone who visits. People who visit the memorial for the first time should learn about the experiences Holocaust victims went through, some of the dark motives Adolf Hitler had when he started the Holocaust, and the reason the memorial was built. People who visit the memorial should never forget the traumatizing experiences Holocaust victims went through. The memorial is a peaceful looking area with its lily pads, flowers, and artistic design. The memorial gives the visitor a peaceful and quiet environment to fully memorialize those who were lost in the horrific period known as the Holocaust.