Dedication of the Scroll of Fire Monument in the Forest of the Martyrs
Dedicated in 1971 by Bnai Brith, the Scroll of Fire is the work of Warsaw-born Nathan Rapoport.
Memorials to the Holocaust were a central theme in Rapoport’s works. His sculptures can also be found at Yad Vashem and Kibbutz Yad Mordecai as well as around the world, (including his home-town Warsaw), where he erected a memorial to the ghetto fighters, in the center of what was the headquarters of the Ghetto Fighters Revolt. Interestingly, Rapoport was not very well known in Israel - he was perhaps better known in the United States.
The Forest of the Martyrs (Hebrew: יער הקדושים) (Ya'ar HaKdoshim) is a forest on the outskirts of Jerusalem, Israel. It is located on the western edge of Eshtaol Forest near Beit Meir. It was planted as a memorial to those who died in the Holocaust and will eventually contain six million trees, symbolizing the six million Jews who perished at the hands of the Nazis in World War II.
The memorial contains a sculpture by Nathan Rappaport entitled Scroll of Fire.
Gems in Israel