Add Your Family’s Names to the Nashville Holocaust Memorial

Community members are invited to order inscriptions of family members on the Pillars of Remembrance at the Nashville Holocaust Memorial.

The Nashville Holocaust Memorial Committee is pleased to announce that it is accepting orders for new inscriptions on its Pillars of Remembrance. The Memorial, located on the grounds of the Gordon Jewish Community Center in Bellevue, is a sacred space for remembering those who suffered during the Holocaust. The twelve pillars carved from TN granite contain names of family members who perished, as well as those who survived and subsequently lived in the Nashville area. Donors can select from several inscription formats. Committee members are available to assist you.

Holocaust Memorial Committee Chair, Felicia Anchor, commented, “For many of us second- and third-generation survivors, there is no cemetery we can visit to remember and honor our loved ones lost in the Shoah. The Memorial was created for this purpose; as well as to educate future generations about the dangers of antisemitism and other forms of hatred. Recently we’ve had requests to add names to the site, and we want to make sure we reach everyone in the community who’s interested.”

Once the new inscriptions are completed, the Committee will host a reception for all families with names on the Pillars.

The minimum inscription of two lines costs $350. One or two additional lines are available at $175 each. You can acquaint yourself with the pillars and inscription formats on the website (ignore the pricing there). The deadline to order and pay for an inscription is June 30, 2023. If you’ve previously expressed an interest, please reconfirm. To place an order or ask questions, email us at Kindly provide your best contact information.


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