The illegal immigration ship "Struma" carrying illegal immigrants who tried to escape from Romania was sunk by a Soviet submarine in the Black Sea in 1942
The square in Holon is named after the ship
The monument, created by André Révész, was inaugurated in 1968 and shows a ship sinking in the sea.
The monument was photographed that day Click for a larger image
At the bottom of the monument is a small sign that reads: Here is a scroll of the victims of "Struma" for the memory of generations Click for a larger image
More details about the monument and the square can be found on another sign Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
This monument was erected in memory of the 801 illegal immigrants from Romania who were on their way to Israel on the ship "Struma" (with 10 crew members) sunk by the oppressors of our people in the waters of the Black Sea on February 24, 1942.