Inscription on the slate stone: "Where dust is turned to light".

This project represents repentance, peace and freedom. As an "Idea of Jerusalem" it shall serve for a healing in the collective consciousness (shadow) and release the energy needed to positively shape the future. This vision is formulated as a response to the nihilism prevalent in western cultures.

The Garden of Freedom in Bensheim with the Memory of Peace Monument as its central element shall be connected through the Heart of Jesus Chapel near Fulda with the Rose of Shalom in Jerusalem, which is still to be constructed.

Three places of peace form the Hebrew letter Vav
Three peace signs create the Jerusalem Friedensmal - Vav

The Garden of Freedom in Bensheim

Garden of Freedom in Bensheim

The Garden of Freedom is dedicated to each individual, regardless of their nation, race and religion. Near the way in the foreground you can see the Border Stone, in the Background there is the Memory of Peace Monument. The symbolism shows how man can free himself from his entanglements and how a society becomes free with it.

From the Memory of Peace Monument you can look into the Rhine valley on the former "Jerusalem on the Rhine" with the city of Worms. This area is considered as the birthplace of the Jewish Ashkenasi culture. The Garden of Freedom was inaugurated on 27 September 2015 with a celebration of encounters as part of a greater celebration to commemorate “The 50-year-long relationship between Israel and Germany”.

This place can free man to stand upright and with courage for freedom in our society today. That would be "learning from the past".

Heart of Jesus Chapel in Fulda

Heart of Jesus Chapel in Fulda

From Fulda, large areas of Germany were Christianized under the responsibility of Boniface on behalf of the Catholic Church. Fulda became the most important birthplace of Christianity in Germany. The Christianization of the Germanic tribes not rarely happened by force. The message of the Heart of Jesus Chapel in Fulda (Heart of Jesus Mysticism) in relation to Jerusalem is this: Jesus was a Jew!  It shall be a sign of reconciliation in Christian-Jewish relations and it shall be a sign of reconciliation towards history.

The Rose of Shalom in Jerusalem

A Rose of Shalom for Jerusalem

This is the Rose of Shalom in the Memory of Peace Monument in the Garden of Freedom in Bensheim, Germany. Its inauguration was on Mai 17, 2012 (Ascension Day) with an opening ceremony. It is to be built in the future in Jerusalem too, as a connection to the place and a sign for Shalom.

Shalom represents more than peace. Shalom means salvation, abundance and well-being. The Rose of Shalom was first introduced to the public on the front page of the Jerusalem Post in 2013. It serves as a reminder that the lessons that can be learned from Germany’s recent past would help to bring Shalom to the world.

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