Hasen-Glucklich take on childrens memorial

pg 18  The so-called hierophany in museum space is often signalled through thresholds, passageways, or distinct boundaries, including staircases. For example, entering the Children memorial at Yad Vashem, visitors must descent between walls of Jerusalem stone into a tunnel, which leads into an underground cavern, During this descent, they experience a series of changes in light, temperature, and physical orientation. The tunnel ritually symbolises passage from one realm into another as visitors enter the sacred space of memorisation .

 

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