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Bond of life

In honor of the 2015 International Holocaust Remembrance Day, I have designed a sculpture containing the names of 56 concentration camps. The design is based on the image I designed that was chosen by the United Nations as one of the official posters for last year’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Short Summary
My vision is that the Bond of Life Sculpture will be part of every Jewish home, as a Yahrzeit (remembrance) candle holder. A percentage of all proceeds will be given, as charity, to Holocaust survivors.
What You Get
“Remember and never forget.” This sentence needs to be filled with content.
Most of us are busy with our daily life and don’t always have the opportunity to attend memorial services. So I decided to design a personal monument that can be put in every home or office, to help you pause and remember, wherever you are.
The Bond of Life sculpture serves several purposes:
A. A holder for a remembrance (Yahrzeit) candle
B. A portable memorial monument for the victims of 56 Nazi concentration camps
C. A beautiful decorative Judaic sculpture 

The Impact
Purchasing a Bond Of Life Sculpture will provide you with a personal remembrance tool.
A percentage of all profits will be distributed to Holocaust survivors.

Risks & Challenges
In return for your investment in my project, you will receive a Bond Of Life Sculpture that will be mailed to you.
Furthermore, the purchase makes you a partner in spreading the commemoration of the Holocaust and its victims, as well as supporting Holocaust survivors.

Devote a moment to see and understand

About the

Sculpture

here were 56 concentration and death camps in Europe during the Holocaust, the name of each one is found on the sculpture. Some of these camps remain well-known, while others have been forgotten. With that in mind, I worked to give every equal space, design and weight to every name, because each and every one of these camps were places in which life and death was determined: for those at the camps who survived, for those whose testimony was silenced, for their families and for us all.

The collection of these names creates a monument of belonging, of the individual within the collective. Every individual story is part of the story of Jewish history and that of mankind. I treated each camp as equal to the others, capturing the same space as every other in the design, regardless the camp’s size, number of victims, or prevalence of historical references. Every camp name is written in identical Hebrew block letters, squared with sharp angular corners, like the bricks of Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall. I merged the letters with the design of barbed wire in a simple and clean design. This simplicity provides the viewer with a glimpse of the horrors that occurred in these camps, devoid of any humanity.

 
 

About the

 Artist

Ofer Shemesh is an Israeli graphic designer. For over 30 years his art has reflected his view of the Jewish and Israeli soul as it searches for personal identity and independence. This search is fueled by Jewish history and continues to prosper and develop, driven by art, culture and international influences, as well as the constant threat under which the modern State of Israel exists.

One of the most significant influences on his work is rooted in the emotional experiences that Ofer faced as an IDF combat soldier during the Lebanon War in 1983. As he says, “I tried to stay humane in a place that could never be humane.” 

Posters are Ofer’s preferred instrument for popular art. With them, he is able  to convey his powerful combining tears with hope, death with inspiration, modernity with history, and Israel with the world.

 

Several of his pieces have won international awards and have been exhibited in museums and private art galleries around the world, including Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art and the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. His work has also been displayed in places such as Australia and Nepal.  
 
Ofer’s design won the 2013 International Poster Design competition for the International Holocaust Remembrance Day that was sponsored by the United Nations and the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial. The winning poster was displayed at the UN and in government offices in 40 countries.

 

About the

Camps

here were 56 concentration and death camps in Europe during the Holocaust, the name of each one is found on the sculpture. Some of these camps remain well-known, while others have been forgotten. With that in mind, I worked to give every equal space, design and weight to every name, because each and every one of these camps were places in which life and death was determined: for those at the camps who survived, for those whose testimony was silenced, for their families and for us all.

Ebensee

Dorh- Mittlebau

Janovska-Bob

Skarzysko

Oranienburg

Dachau

Isnovic

Kamienna

Auschwitz

Drancy

Lviv Mauthausen

Sered

Altaamr

Ninth Fort in Kaunas

Ponar

Babi Yar

Vught

Mogilev-Podolsky

Plaszow

Bogdanovka

And dare

Majdanek

Ferramonti quite Theresa

Buchenwald

And fires

Minsk

Kaufering

Belzec

Westerbork

Mali Trostinets

Kaunas

Blechhamer Vapniarka

Neuengamme

Kiizrold

Bergen - Belsen

Sachsenhausen

Nzoilr - Struthof

Kluge

Breendonk

Chelmno

Sobibor

Ravensbrück

Gozan

Treblinka

Starachowitze

Riga

Gurs

Theresienstadt

Simista

Stutthof

Gross Rosen

Transnistria

Sokyriany

Strasshof

 
 

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You can order your personal monument "bond of life" in three possible
A. Regular price of 180 NIS
B. Silver plated browned price of NIS 1,000
C. Gold plated at a cost of NIS 3000
It is important to note that in all your purchase we donate commemorating the Holocaust and Holocaust survivors

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