Chamber of Memory
Exterior of Chamber
In the 1980ies the New Cemetery in Lublin
was reconstructed and a Chamber of Memory was built at the entrance
on Walecznych Street. The Chamber of Memory building is over
30 feet high and looks even higher because it is set upon a hill
at the top of the steps leading up to it from the sidewalk below.
Designed by Lublin architect Stanislaw Machnik, the Chamber of
Memory is both a sacred building and a modern sculpture. The
building, pictured above, resembles a huge overturned macewa
(grave stone) and a sarcophagus, a tombstone case.
In the interior of the sarcophagus is
a small Synagogue, which can seat 25 people. It is shown in the
second picture below.
Synagogue inside Chamber
The cemetery reconstruction and the Chamber
of Memory were a gift to the citizens of Lublin from the Sara
and Manfred Bass-Frenkel Foundation. Holocaust survivors come
from all over the world to visit it.