As there are no graves for the millions of Jews who were murdered during World War 2, Holocaust memorials have been created all over the world as dedicated special places to honour their memory.

As survivors of the Holocaust, the late William and Helen Jacobs felt an obligation to make sure that Victorians remember the fate of Jews who perished, and worked to have a Holocaust Memorial created. Master stonemason Syd Fry led the construction of the memorial, which was dedicated on May 3, 1981.

As far as we can tell, this is one of the oldest Holocaust memorials in Canada, and it is used yearly on Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) as the site of a community remembrance ceremony.

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