The star is a Star of David, or in Hebrew, Magen David, which means "Protector of David."In other words the question is why didn't the Shield of David, which was created for protecting the Jewish people fulfill its destination when it was extremely needed?
I found this sadly ironic and symbolic.
Friday, September 08, 2006
Picture is courtesy of "Coblat" from Flickr who shot it inside a monument to the Holocaust in Poland and wrote under it: