In September 2017, the Government of Canada inaugurated the National Holocaust Monument, entitled Landscape of Loss, Memory and Survival, at the corner of Wellington and Booth streets in Canada’s Capital.
The Holocaust was the mass extermination of over six million Jews and countless other victims, and one of the darkest chapters in human history. The monument serves to honour the victims and survivors of the Holocaust, and the important lessons it so painfully taught us. It also ensures that the lessons of the Holocaust, as well as the incredible contribution Holocaust survivors made to Canada, remain within the national consciousness for generations to come.
The monument, is the work of Team Lord of Toronto — which consists of:
There is a walk-through portion that includes a large gathering space for commemorative and educational activities, 13 plaques and six murals. There is also a small room for quiet reflection, as well as a terrace with views of Canada’s Capital Region. The walk-through interior of the monument will be closed after dark, but the exterior will be illuminated in the evening, providing an evocative visual experience.
As the steward of the Capital, the NCC worked diligently to deliver this international-quality monument by providing the required land use and design approvals, and overseeing its design and construction. Currently, the NCC is responsible for the monument’s long-term maintenance, preservation and management.
Close monitoring of the National Holocaust Monument will provide security and ensure a respectful experience for visitors.
For more information about the National Holocaust Monument, please visit the Canadian Heritage website.