Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Broken Star of David

In Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin), 20 miles south of St. Petersburg, Jewish sculptor Vadim Sidur (1924 - 1986) built a monument entitled " “The Formula of Sorrow”, to commemorate the deaths of 10,000 local Jews during the Nazi occupation. The monument is comprised of abstract letters “J” and “D” denoting the word Jude. A broken Star of David completes the monument.

A broken Star of David appears also in the architect Daniel Libeskind design of the Jewish Museum in Berlin.

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