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March 11, 2017

There can never be enough Holocaust memorials

Filed under: Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 3:33 am

You can read here about a new $82 million dollar Holocaust Memorial that will soon be going up in the U.K.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/architecture/british-holocaust-memorial/article34238719/

The following quote is from the news article:

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Jack Diamond has long been considered one of Canada’s best architects and he’s designed award-winning landmarks around the world. But few projects have touched him as deeply as the one he’s working on now: Britain’s National Holocaust Memorial.

Mr. Diamond’s firm, Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc., is among the finalists for the £50-million (or $82-million) memorial and learning centre, which will be located in a park next to the Palace of Westminster, the home of Britain’s Parliament. The project has attracted some of the best architects and artists from around the world and Diamond Schmitt made the short list of 10 proposals from 96 submissions. Models of each of the finalists’ designs went on display in Westminster this month as part of a national public consultation process. The teams will each make a final pitch to a panel of 13 judges in May and a decision on the winner is expected this summer.

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December 29, 2016

What the world needs now — more Holocaust museums!

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — furtherglory @ 11:30 am

In this news story, you can read about a new Holocaust museum that will soon be going up in Great Britain:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/challenge-designing-holocaust-memorial-britain/

The following quote is from the news article:

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On 18 November, the Government announced the 10 shortlisted teams in the running to design a £50 million national Holocaust memorial for Britain, to be erected in Victoria Tower Gardens just outside the Palace of Westminster. The memorial project is a legacy of the coalition government led by David Cameron, whose cross-party Holocaust Commission recommended its construction after a survey revealed that of 8,000 British secondary school children, less than a third knew what ‘anti-Semitism’ was, and ‘the majority of those surveyed did not know some of the most fundamental facts that explain why and how the Holocaust happened’. Announcing the subsequent design contest, Cameron’s successor Theresa May said: ‘We need to ensure that we never forget the horrors of the Holocaust and the lessons that must be learnt from it.’

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This photo of the Jewish Museum in Berlin is included in the news article

This photo of the Jewish Museum in Berlin is included in the news article

I have a photo, of the structure shown above, on my website at

http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Berlin2002/JewishMuseum/JewishMuseum01.html

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