The best memorial to the Holocaust that I have seen surprises you from a corner of Kibbutz Mishmar Ha’emek in northern Israel.A gentle, green slope drops off into a basin of Jerusalem stone. The solitary figure of a woman rises over the basin’s walls. Her face is turned into her shoulder. Her arms point straight down, toward her lap. She is holding onto something.Even from a distance, it tugs at your heart.In the five weeks I spent working in this village, walking past the monument known as Pinat Hagola, the Corner of the Diaspora, was always special. This is an important memorial, where the words we can speak about the Holocaust are implicit and, amid the silence, the things we cannot say are present.It is worth the trip to visit. This is one of the first Holocaust memorials in the world, conceived by the Polish-born artist Zeev Ben-Zvi before the end of the war. The full proportions of the disaster were then not yet clear in Israel, but Ben-Zvi realized something terrible was happening. News of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising shattered the artist and, as the story goes, Ben-Zvi believed he could not go on with his work until he had made a sculpture to honor the lost Jews of his native Europe – especially the children. He decided to build it in Kibbutz Mishmar Ha’emek, where he could put his sculpture close to a school and shape the surrounding landscape to be a part of the artwork. Ben-Zvi worked for months, asking only for a shelter and meals while he stayed in the kibbutz. He invited children from the school, just up the path, to help in his work. In 1946, it was done.