Bologna Shoah Memorial

The design idea explores the process of constant transmission of memory from person to person being the strongest force of keeping it alive.

In an era of vast accumulated information the proposal seeks to introduce a new form of memorial – not an introverted monument but a place in a dialogue with the society; not a framed window towards the past but a personal journey of discovery to new values of new generations; not a still interpretation of the facts but a reflection of the act of keeping the memory of the Shoah alive.

The memorial aims at prompting ongoing personal response to the concept of memory, which transmits the everlasting message to each generation to come: pass the memory on to keep it alive! The memorial honours all those who shared their memories of the Shoah in diaries, letters, memoirs, narratives, and
thus kept the memory alive.