This fist is pulling back on the barbed wire, representing the well known motto, “Always Remember and Never Forget”. The vigilance needed to keep the message alive is made more poignant by the numbers tattooed on the victims arm. As with the first panel, the actual digits are sculpted illegibly out of respect for the victims.
While keeping history alive, there is a balance to move forward and rebuild, and not remain paralyzed by the past. The open hand gestures to the Western Wall and is warmed by the golden sun light giving it contrast to the shadows it rises from, out of the past.
FREE TO PRAY
In an open and free space, sacred and holy, the People are able to pray at the Western Wall.
HEALING AND ACCEPTANCE
At the Western Wall, people from all walks of life visit the site and place their prayers and wishes among the limestone. The people here are dressed in lively color and styles, representing many cultures. This is a great shift in reality from the prisoners of the first panel.