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Holocaust sculpture a York County must-see

six“The Six Million” memorial, in the background, welcomes visitors to York’s Jewish Community Center.

A haunting, memorable visit on any Sunday afternoon drive (tour route) is to see “The Six Million” memorial at the Jewish Community Center.
Internationally recognized sculptor Don Briddell produced the 20-foot by 9-foot Holocaust memorial.
The sculpture, unveiled in May 1997, was molded in clay, cast in resin and then painted.
A brochure Six Million accompanying the sculpture is right on in saying the work portrays an endless sea of men, women and children as they step forward from the darkness of the past into the light of today’s world.
Their faces seem real, taken from photographs of those who died in the Holocaust… .

“Hopeful and expectant, they portray the powerful strength of the human spirit – old relatives and friends coming to meet us again, after many long years of separation,” the brochure states.
“As we stand before them, we must ask ourselves whether we are ready to greet them in good faith. Has our world changed since the dark days of that terrible legacy? Have we abolished hatred, prejudice and intolerance? Can we say with confidence, ‘Never again’?”
“The Six Million” is another in a long list of unsung sites in York County. Search this blog’s archives to read about other unknown or little-known treasures:
The JCC’s Holocaust sculpture
The Little Courthouse
Aldersgate United Methodist Church’s Copper Beach carving.
Prospect Hill Cemetery
War Mothers Memorial
— Work War II USO at former York County Academy gymnasium
— York’s Salem Square soldiers monument
York’s Cookes House
York’s rowhouses
— Wrightsville’s monuments
— The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge
Memorial trees along highways Route 30 & Susquehanna Trail
The Inches
— Camp Stewartstown
— The Wrightsville Bridge supports
— New York Wire Co.’s factory whistle
— Mary Ann Furnace
— York’s Hartman Building
— Hanover’s Iron Mike and The Picket
York’s Eberts Lane
Helen Reeves Thackston Memorial Park
— WW II defense worker housing
Shiloh’s former town square
Loucks one-room school
Red Lion’s Fairmount Park— Carlisle Avenue Market House
York’s Fairmount Neighborhood — Ma & Pa Railroad, Muddy Creek Forks draw fans
Delta’s slate clock and Mainline Museum Spring Grove’s top-of-class museum
York’s Reservoir Hill
Forgotten York Valley Inn
Wallace-Cross Mill
Jefferson town square
James Buchanan’s home “Wheatland”
Columbia’s Clock and Watch Museum.