Zakhor – Remember
In the vaulted cellar the names of the victims reverberate around the space. Naming a name is a respectful way to remember a victim and to ensure that person is never forgotten. Naming them by name thwarts anonymity and challenges the ultimate objective of the Nazis, restloze Vernichtung, annihilation that would leave no trace.
Not only does it name the victims by name but the Memorial also gives them a face. Hanging in the children’s room are portraits of youngsters deported from the Dossin barracks. A memorial stone calls for silent reflection, while a candle burns in perpetuity in honour of all the victims.