Miami ’s Holocaust Memorial (1933 Meridian Ave., 305/538-1663, 9 a.m.–9 p.m. daily, free) is, appropriately, a pensive and elegiac place. The centerpiece is a 42-foot bronze sculpture of an arm extending skyward from the ground; the arm is surrounded by scores of vivid sculptures of people, some climbing the arm, others laying around the ground of the plaza surrounding the primary sculpture. The work, designed by Kenneth Treister, is intense and captivating.
To view the sculpture, you pass by a black granite wall that retells the atrocities of the Holocaust, and then walk through an enclosed passage constructed of Jerusalem stone to view the sculpture. Another black granite wall on the opposite side is engraved with the names of Holocaust victims.