To remember the suffering is to recognize the danger and evil that are present whenever one group wantonly and unjustifiably persecutes another. The Shoah was the ultimate act of malignant and lethal bigotry. The memory of the Holocaust is the legacy and responsibility of all humanity.
Our overall objectives in building this memorial are to witness history and reaffirm the basic human rights for all people. Those who survived the Holocaust require no aids for their indelible memories. It is those of us who were not there that demand such a memorial, and our descendants will depend on it even more than us.