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Atlantic City Holocaust Memorial

The magnitude of the Holocaust cannot be ignored, but the sheer numbers are difficult for the visitor to truly comprehend. This scheme for Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial, submitted in 2010, seeks to overcome the obstacles of human psychology by personalizing the victims rather than attempting to describe the crime. Memorial visitors will be surrounded by images of Holocaust victims—not images from the camps, but images of the happy, healthy, and comprehensible families that would go on to be destroyed. As visitors walk through the memorial or perhaps sit and quietly contemplate, they will view each other through the etched glass plates and discover their fellow visitors now embedded in the photographs, bringing immediacy to images of the past.