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Holocaust Memorial (46)

Photo of the Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial was installed on the West Capitol Terrace in June 2013.  The design of ribbons of aluminum in concrete is intended to be an abstract representation of a Holocaust survivor’s journey. The struggle for survival and perseverance in the face of oppression are described in text samples along the wall. As the visitor moves east, the rolling features of the landscape blossom and expand outward to the Capitol Building, showcasing Iowa’s role as a welcoming refuge for any people in need of a new start.