The memorial marks the site of Nazi atrocities and honors the lives of the thousands who perished at the former Yanivsky (Janowska) concentration camp, located outside of the city of Lviv, Ukraine.
As of 2018, there is still no designed memorial for this site.
From a distance, the Walls of Remembrance emphasize the magnitude of the tragedy that occurred on the site.
Upon closer inspection, visitors can observe individual stones embedded in the massive fortifications, which are engraved with the names, date of birth and death (if known), of those imprisoned and murdered in the camp or nearby.
Family members can add stones to the memorial, thus following the Jewish tradition Mitzvah of Matzevah (setting stone), the ancient practice of marking grave sites.
The Education Tower presents the visitor with tangible evidence and reveals the physical remains of the camp as they exist today; through photos, maps, and diagrams. From the observation platform, visitors simulatnioulsy engage with material documenting Nazi crimes committed at the Yanivsky Camp, while also observing the site from above.
The Peace Sanctuary is an unadornd space constructed from simple materials. The sanctuary is used for gatherings, services, or quiet contemplation after experiencing the power of the memorial.
Competition organized by the Lviv City Council, the Center for Urban History of East-Central Europe, and the German Society for International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ)
Elizabeth Golden, Luke Pulliam, Dan Richards