In the garden is a large sculpture designed by sculptor Barney Zeitz. The garden is gated, and when one enters, he/she is confronted by a solid wall giving the impression of having nowhere to go. This is symbolic of the situation faced by the Jews of Europe. In order to enter the garden, one must turn to the right or left and proceed down a short path, reminiscent of the selections undergone by Jews upon arriving at some concentration camps. Some were sent to the left for use as slave laborers; others to the right for immediate death in the gas chambers.
Once in the garden, one can see the back of the same wall faced when entering. In both Hebrew and English are the words “Am Yisrael Chai” or “The People of Israel Live.” Trees, flowers and other plantings adorn the garden as symbols of rebirth and hope for the future.