1947 – <em>Children of the Diaspora</em>, Zeev Ben-Zvi

Israel’s first Holocaust memorial stands at Kibbutz Mishmar HaEmek, associated with one of the youth movements that led the resistance in the Warsaw ghetto. The kibbutz members built the monument themselves under the guidance of artist Zeev Ben-Zvi (1904-1952). The simple lines and lack of facial expression of the memorial reflect not only the artistic language of the day, but also an emotional restraint characteristic of that period. The focus is on the children who could not be saved. The area of the sculpture is called Diaspora Corner and is the site of the kibbutz’s annual Holocaust Day ceremony. (Image by Dr. Avishai Teicher, PikiWiki Israel, CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons)