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The Ghetto Fighters' House Mourns the Passing of Renowned Architect Ram Karmi

Ram Karmi, one of Israel's leading architects, has died at the age of 82. Karmi, who designed Yad Layeled at the Ghetto Fighters' House, received the prestigious Rechter Prize for 1999 for the Children's Memorial.
Ram Karmi presenting the design of Yad Layeled at GFH in 1991
Ram Karmi presenting the design of Yad Layeled at GFH in 1991

Writing about the importance of Holocaust remembrance as an integral part of the Israeli landscape, Karmi stated in the Yad Layeled catalogue:

"The historical memory of Yad Layeled has left a mark on Israeli identity. The greatest challenge of post-Holocaust generations is to preserve and rebuild our Jewish identity. This idea is expressed by the symbolic descent to the bottom of the spiral structure – a descent from light to darkness. At the end of this progression is the Eternal Flame, but from there, from this pit of darkness, the quest for light will begin anew – back to the aqueduct alongside the museum walls, and the fields, and the butterflies and the sun."

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