The Rhode Island Holocaust Memorial honors those lost, and is also a tribute for, and on behalf of, Rhode Island’s remaining Holocaust Survivors. Located on the Providence River Walk it stands in tribute to all we have lost and all we have learned. By sharing a place for meaningful reflection we hope that the Memorial will help create a kinder world.
The Holocaust Memorial is a sculpture garden which features a winding stone path engraved with railroad tracks evoking the trains that took European Jews, and others marginalized by the Nazis, to concentration camps. Along the path stand six stone pillars, representing the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, At the end of the path, in the center of the Memorial, sits a smooth elliptical stone.
The Memorial includes a bluetooth enabled smart phone app providing visitors with information as they walk through the Memorial. Docents are available to work with your group. Please contact Paula Olivieri, our Education Director, to arrange for a docent-led visit at 401-453-7860 or Paula@BornsteinHolocaustCenter.org.