“Six million of our people live on in our hearts. We are their eyes that remember. We are their voice that cries out. The dreadful scenes flow from their dead eyes to our open ones. And those scenes will be remembered exactly as they happened.” — Shimon Peres
Honouring the memory of six million
For 30 years, the Sydney Jewish Museum’s Sanctum of Remembrance has been a quiet space for reflection. The Sanctum is dedicated to the commemoration of the six million Jewish people who were murdered in the Holocaust, those who survived and have since perished, and those who took measures to save Jewish lives.
30 years since its opening, the Sanctum now holds close to 600 plaques. The first among these were dedicated by survivors to memorialise their loved ones who were murdered during the Holocaust. Today, plaques continue to be placed by second, third and fourth generation descendants of survivors, as they look for ways to remember the lives of those who were murdered, or who survived and have since passed away.
Dedicate a plaque
For more details on plaque materials, logistics and wording, please click below for answers to some frequently asked questions.
To organise a plaque for a loved one in your family, please fill out your details below and we will be in touch. Alternatively, you can call Rita Prager, Fundraising Manager, on 9360 7999 or 0416 252 526.