For this memorial, our goal is to the remember the victims of the holocaust, as well as to create a social environment that takes a step towards connecting humanity as a whole, and a step away from the divisiveness that leads to genocide. Approaching the memorial at dusk, the visitor is presented with a white corian wall filled with an array of over 600 glowing corian boxes, surrounded by a frame of polished concrete. A minimal bridge separates the memorial from the everyday activities of the boardwalk. The visitor first enters into a vestibule, where a display requests they put on a name tag in honor of the holocaust victims. Upon entering the main space, the meaning of the exterior array of corian boxes becomes apparent. Each box is represented on the inside by a floating glass and corian extrusion, similar to a library catalog. However here, each box contains nearly 100,000 name tags of the 6 million victims lost during the holocaust. This display illustrates the shear immensity of the toll inflicted, and it is also an integral part of the environment that continually renews the purpose of the memorial with each new visitor. Each name tag is a simple representation of our humanity, and by representing the visitors and victims in the same way, our common connection becomes apparent. In addition, each visitor becomes the human personification of a single name tag, making the name tags in the holocaust catalog more real and personal. Beyond this connection between visitor and memorialized victim, we hope there is a similar sense of unity among visitors. Each visitor is equalized by using the same simple representation of our humanity; by offering our name, our identity to others, we break down the social anonymity of the mass crowd. We hope the victims of the holocaust would be proud that this memorial recognizes and learns from the monstrous nature of this tragedy, and uses it as a opportunity to try to prevent a future genocide from happening again. Ultimately, each small step towards connecting people is a small step away from the divisiveness of the holocaust.