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March 7, 2017

The 6,000 square foot Hall of Remembrance at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 10:04 am

After visitors finish their tour of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, the only exit from the museum is through the “Hall of Remembrance”. This is where the goyim pay their respect to the Jews. When I was there, I did not see any Jews visiting the Holocaust Museum.

The altar in the Hall of Remembrance

The 6,000 square-foot Hall of Remembrance is on the second floor of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC at the end of the tour of the permanent exhibit. It is a quiet, solemn place like a church where visitors can breathe a sigh of relief after the unsettling experience of viewing the horrors of the Nazi regime.

The room has 6 sides which represent the 6 million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust, and the 6-pointed Star of David, which is the Jewish emblem. The Hall is three stories high and there is a 6-sided skylight at the top.

Sky light in Museum

Yes, I know that the official number of Jewish deaths in the Holocaust has now been reduced to 1.1 million, but it doesn’t matter. The number 6 is a sacred number for the Jews. [Into the valley of death rode the 6 million]

As you enter, the first thing you see is a rectangular block of black marble, topped by an eternal flame, as shown in the photo above. There are no real windows in the room but shafts of light are provided by narrow glass-covered slits at the four exterior corners of the building, as shown on the left in the picture.

The floor is polished marble in a hexagonal pattern. The 6 walls of the Hall of Remembrance have black marble panels, engraved with the names of the major concentration camps in Poland and Germany. The 6 death camps, where the Jews were gassed, are on a separate panel.

The eternal flame

The photograph above shows a closeup of the black marble block, evocative of a coffin, which contains dirt from 38 of the concentration camps in Europe. The dirt was brought to America in urns, like those used by the Nazis for the ashes of the victims who were cremated, and in a touching ceremony, the dirt was deposited inside the block by Jewish survivors of the Holocaust. Dirt from a cemetery in Europe where American soldiers are buried was also included, in honor of the American liberators of the Dachau and Buchenwald concentration camps.

The black marble panel on the wall behind the eternal flame has the inscription: “Only guard yourself and guard your soul carefully, lest you forget the things your eyes saw, and lest these things depart your heart all the days of your life. And you shall make them known to your children and to your children’s children.”

The Hall of Remembrance is the only part of the museum where photography is allowed. No flash photography is permitted, but there is enough light in the room so that flash is not necessary. There are benches around the room where groups of students congregate to have a souvenir photograph taken.

On the other side of the hall, opposite the eternal flame, are two speaker’s stands, one on each side, resembling a pulpit in a church. It is from one of these stands that the President of the United States delivers his speech on his annual visit to the Hall on Holocaust Remembrance Day.