The Scroll of Fire is a monument is a huge memorial monument, set in the “Forest of the Martyrs” near Jerusalem.
The monument had been created by sculpture and artist Nathan Rapoport, who is also a Holocaust survivor.
The monument, inaugurated in 1971, was sponsored by the US “Beni-Brith” organization in desire to commemorate both the Holocaust as well as the erection of the state of Israel, with its long history and hopeful future.
The sculpture is made of bronze and is eight meters high.
Rapoport decided to shape it into two scrolls, in tribute to the Jewish people who have been said to be the “People of the Book”. One of the scrolls describes the Holocaust and the other describes independence.
Major themes carved in the scrolls are: Olive trees, a cluster of grapes, blowing a “shofar”, the Western Wall, the Arch of Titus and even the prophet Elijah.
How to reach?
Jerusalem bound; on route no. 395 between EIn-Karem and Eshatol.