Client: Nederlands Auschwitz Comité
Architect: Studio Libeskind, New York, Rijnboutt bv Architects, Amsterdam
Lighting Design: Ulrike Brandi Licht
Completion: 2021

Dutch Holocaust Memorial of Names, Amsterdam

The Hebrew words לזכר (engl.: in memory of) form the 2m high walls of the monument. Each of the more than 102,000 stones bears the name of a Holocaust victim from the Netherlands, 1,000 blank stones commemorate the unknown victims.

Gentle light from below creates a calm atmosphere at night. The light puts the names in the focus of the viewer. The vertical surfaces of the brick walls are the most striking, visitors perceive them from afar. Shadows cast by the structure of the clay and the laser-engraved names bring liveliness to the light.