Our Unique Kon Dimopoulis Holocaust Memorial

As the Holocaust moves from personal memory to recorded history, evocative memorials have an increasingly important role in evoking and recalling the tragedy for future generations to reinforce the message to all humanity: ‘Never Again’. – Rabbi Jonathan Keren-Black

The LBC Holocaust Memorial is a striking modern kinetic wind sculpture entitled ‘The wind whispered your name’, which was created and gifted to LBC by renowned Greek/New Zealand/Australian sculptor, Konstantin Dimopoulos and his wife Adele. It honours the memory of the millions of people who were victims of the Holocaust, including some of Adele’s family.

Konstantin Dimopoulos has installations in many public places around the world as well as in Melbourne, where he created ‘Red Centre’ at Federation Square and has installed major works in Victoria including the forecourt of the Civic Centre in the City of Monash, and at the RACV Country Club in Healesville. Kon and Adele now live and work in the USA. Click here to read the Keynote speech delivered by Pauline Rockman OAM, President, Jewish Holocaust Centre at the Dedication Service held on 14th November 2010. Also speaking was holocaust survivor, Stephanie Heller. Mrs Heller, along with her twin sister, who are both members of our congregation, survived experiments conducted by Dr Joseph Mengele, known as the ‘Angel of Death’ at Auschwitz.

 

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