The monument was erected in memory of the Jews who were murdered in the Lisbon Pogrom (Easter Massacre), in 1506, when thousands of Jews who lived secretly as Anusim (a forced transgression), were persecuted and murdered. The text on the monument appears against the background of the Star of David.
The monument was erected in 2006 to mark the 500th anniversary of the pogrom.
On the base of the monument appears a verse from the book of Job:
אֶרֶץ, אַל-תְּכַסִּי דָמִי וְאַל-יְהִי מָקוֹם, לְזַעֲקָתִי. איוב ט"ז, י"ח
ó terra, não cubras o meu sangue, e não haja lugar em que seja abafado o meu clamor! (Job 16:18)
O earth, cover not thou my blood, and let my cry have no resting-place. Job 16:18
And the name of the architect who designed it: Graça Bachmann Click for a larger image
Next to this monument is another monument, and it is possible that these are different parts of the same monument Click for sign's details Translation of the text on the sign
IN MEMORY OF THE THOUSANDS OF JEWS VICTIMS OF INTOLERANCE AND RELIGIOUS FANATISM MURDERED IN THE MASSACRE STARTED ON APRIL 19, 1506 IN THIS SQUARE