Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial  
“Fractured Landscape” to Represent Memorial Theme

Against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, as if the planks of the world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk had been ruptured and fragmented by an unseen force, stands “Fractured Landscape.” 

This artist rendering is the winning entry from among 715 submissions representing 55 countries in a 2010 Holocaust memorial design competition.

A panel of renowned jurors, including the architect behind the planned skyscraper at the World Trade Center site, made the selection, described as  “reflecting something broken in all of us— disjointed surfaces stitched together by a river of light expressing our hopes for peace.”

Intended to inspire a vivid and continuing awareness of the loss to humanity, history and culture that the Holocaust represents, the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial is an interreligious, multicultural project.

"...the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial could become one of the most important vehicles in the world for transmitting a universal legacy message of 'common humanity' and 'never again' to unprecedented multitudes for generations to come."   
Shaya ben Yehudah, Director
Yad VaShem Holocaust Center, Jerusalem, Israel

Scheduled completetion is 2013.

Architectural Renderings

Latest News

Winning Design Has Been Chosen
The open international design competition is now closed. 715 submissions were received, one-third from outside the USA! 13 Finalists were chosen by an elite jury of architects, memorialists, and holocaust scholars.

Jury Announces Stage One Award Winners
The Jury has selected the Stage One Award Winners. Click here to view all the entries and the finalists.

Acceptance of First Stage Submissions BEGINS
The Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial Oganization is now accepting applications for the design competition. Please use the contact form for more info.

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