Dachau ashes monument created by sculptor, Mike Roig. The flame, made out of reflective metal, rotates as the wind moves by it. A sign beside the monument describes the journey of the ashes from the Dachau concentration camp to Durham, NC.
We encourage you to visit the Dachau Ashes burial site and kinetic monument created by Mike Roig, a local, award-winning sculptor. The monument is open to the public daily from 9 am to 4 pm at the Durham Hebrew Cemetery. To download directions to the cemetery, click here.
The story of the Dachau ashes and its journey to Durham, NC is documented in this NY Times article written by Samuel Freedman on April 4, 2014.
We hope teachers will bring their classes to this historic site. The monument provides an excellent opportunity for local students to learn about the Holocaust in our community. The ashes were analyzed and determined to contain human protein. They are the only ashes buried in the United States with scientific confirmation of their make up.