JOHANNESBURG (May. 11)
South African Jewry yesterday dedicated an impressive monument to the 6,000,000 Jews annihilated by the Nazis under Hitler. Municipal officials, representatives of Israel, and the leadership of organized Jewry in this country participated in the solemn ritual, at West Park Cemetery.
The monument consists of a group of six heroic fists, each holding a great ram’s horn (shofar), forming an arch under which the Eternal Light burns. The bronze group is by a South African sculptor, Herman Wald. On the base of the memorial, an inscription–in Hebrew, Yiddish, English and Afrikaans–reads: “Thou shalt not forget.”
Presiding over the ceremonies was Edel Horwitz, president of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies. Mayor Ian Maltz, speaking in Afrikaans, delivered a eulogy for the martyrs of Nazism in Afrikaans. Rabbi Mordecai Nurock, former leader of Latvian Jewry, now a member of Israel’s Parliament, also participated in the ritual.