Monday’s Monument: The Pit, Minsk, Belarus

Monday’s Monument: The Pit, Minsk, Belarus

The Pit (Belarusian: Яма) is a monument devoted to the victims of the Holocaust. It is on the site where, on March 2, 1942, the Nazi forces shot about 5,000 prisoners of the nearby Minsk Ghetto. The small polished black granite obelisk was created in 1947 and in 2000...
Monday’s Monument: Bells Monument, Sofia, Bulgaria

Monday’s Monument: Bells Monument, Sofia, Bulgaria

The Bells Monument (or, in Bulgarian, “Камбаните”) is in a park at the base of the Vitosha mountain. An inscription at the monument’s base reads, “Children of the future accept the eternal, fiery call of immortality – Unity, Creativity, Beauty.” When the UN...
Monday’s Monument: Tree of Hope, Marseille, France

Monday’s Monument: Tree of Hope, Marseille, France

L’arbre de l’espérance sculpture stands at the main entrance to the 26th centennial park in Marseille and was unveiled in 2000 as part of the 2,600 anniversary of the foundation of the city. 350,000 people of all faiths and none, native to Marseille or immigrants...