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again, due to the multi-ethnic diversity of San Francisco, there is not only a jewish museum at the South of Market area but also a Holocaust Memorial at the Grounds of the Legion of Honor Park fronting the Legion of Honor. The Memorial was done by renowned Artist George Segal. Segal's outwork work is executed in bronze and painted white and is located just beside the road going from the legion of honor to Land's End. The memorial is located outdoors and is open to the public and has it's share of graffitis.

according to the SF Gate:

"The Holocaust," as the haunting piece by sculptor George Segal is titled, is made up of 11 life-size figures cast in bronze and then painted white. The figures are positioned behind a barbed-wire fence. It was installed in 1984, in a grove of trees across from the Legion of Honor, to pay tribute to the survivors and the millions of people who died at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust and to serve as a long-term reminder of the atrocity.

Address: 34th Ave. and Clement St.
Directions: Located at Lincoln Park, it is accessable by bus lines #18, #38, #1 and #2. The #18 stops directly in front of the museum. Bus lines #1 and #2 stop one block away at 33rd Ave. and Clement St.
Phone: 415 750-3600
Website: http://www.legionofhonor.org

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  • Written Oct 11, 2011
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