A place for encouragement
The Jerusalem Peace Memorial is a place for encouragement. This site is dedicated to all people. It is a place that represents the beauty and dignity of life. Here, you can take a piece of peace and inspiration with you into the everyday world.
The Jerusalem Peace Memorial is a positive example of a forward-oriented culture of remembrance. As we confront the past, a future with dignity and freedom is possible. In the face of a painful experience of mankind in this world, the central element of this place of peace is the Tree of Life as a path to inner peace.
The inner development has an effect on the outer social processes. Thus, the Peace Memorial represents a responsible and peaceful way to deal with Germany’s burdened past, to convert it: A responsible and free civil society means that Germany learned its lesson from the past in a political way.
The Peace Memorial is located in the Geopark Bergstrasse-Odenwald. The used Odenwald quartz comes from the stone quarry Borstein, only 2.5 km away. The Peace Memorial is built along a path in natural surroundings, since life can be considered a hike, and you have to make your way for peace. You won’t find it in the noise and hectic of the world, but in the inner peace by yourself.
„Yerushalayim - a call of love for freedom for mankind. That we overcome the fences in cooperation and not seek to find our halt behind the fences of ideology” - reads the whole inscription on the Commemorative Stone. It is a call of longing for freedom and peace and for an atmosphere of respect in human relationships.
On the path to freedom and light
Societies like individuals are always changing. The Jerusalem Peace Memorial is about remembrance, but its at the same time a sign, * guiding us to make the positive change toward freedom and light; toward life.
* Inauguration of the Jerusalem Peace Memorial on 3 / 22 / 2013 with an announcement on cover pages of HaAretz and Jerusalem Post.
Go to chapter 1: Preserving memory