Nebraska Holocaust Memorial

Dedicated on April 15th 2007
by the citizens of the State of Nebraska and
supported by the Sam and Frances Fried Holocaust and Genocide Fund

Located at Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska, this beautiful memorial serves as a place of remembrance and education. The Nebraska Holocaust Memorial was created through the support of thoughtful Nebraskan citizens, and is dedicated to the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust and in honor of all the liberators and survivors of the Nazi concentration camps.It is incumbent on us to know that lessons of history. We cannot grow complacent, comforted by the passing of time or the security of distance. The Nebraska Holocaust Memorial provides a place of reflection, but also serves to educate visitors about the horrors of the Holocaust.

When you visit the Nebraska Holocaust Memorial, you'll see a sea of stones surrounding the monument. The stones represent the millions of men, women and children who were systematically slaughtered by the Nazis and their collaborators.
Wyuka Cemetery is an ideal location for the Nebraska Holocaust Memorial; it is the largest all-faith cemetery serving the Lincoln community and Lincoln is the home of
Nebraska's state capital. Wyuka Cemetery was established in 1869 as a state cemetery by an act of the Nebraska Legislature. The “Wyuka” is derived from the word “wanka,” which is from the Sioux or Dakota language, meaning “he rests” or “he lies down.” Thousands of people visit Wyuka Cemetery each
year, assuring that countless individuals will have the opportunity to see
the Nebraska Holocaust Memorial.

Wyuka Cemetry is located at 3600 “O” Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.
To be a permanent part of the Nebraska Holocaust Memorial, a minimum donation of $100 will
provide an engraved brick in honor or in memory of a loved one see our donation page.

Omaha Swanson School 5th grade students on a field trip at the Nebraska Holocaust Memorial

For more Information
Contact Managing Director

Gary Hill: E-mail: g [email protected]

To be a permanent part of the Nebraska Holocaust Memorial

a minimum donation of $100 to the Nebraska Holocaust Memorial will provide an engraved brick in honor or in memory of a loved one.  To become a permanent part of this Memorial please contact:

Mary Bort, Executive Assistant of the HHEF - (402) 334-6459, e-mail: [email protected]

Gary Hill, Managing Director - (402 420-0602, e-mail: [email protected] m