This solemn memorial provides a window into the pain and perseverance of South Florida's vibrant Jewish community.. In Short On the corner of Meridian and Dade Boulevard in South Beach, a short distance from beautiful beaches and world famous nightlife, a 42-foot bronze hand reaches out in a desperate plea for remembrance. Conceived in 1984 by a group of Holocaust survivors, the Holocaust Memorial was dedicated in 1990. Architect and sculptor Kenneth Treister was entrusted with balancing the need to memorialize and the desire to educate. In addition to a detailed history, pictorial depiction of Holocaust events and a meditation garden, Treister included a Memorial Wall populated with the names of millions of victims. The Sculpture of Love and Anguish, however, remains the centerpiece of this tribute. Emerging from a huge circular plaza paved in pink-hued Jerusalem stone, hundreds of anguished faces merge to create the base of the strong bronze arm that reaches desperately for the bright blue sky.