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Memorial to Six Million Jews Killed by Nazis Consecrated in Rhodesia

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A memorial monument to the 6 million Jewish martyrs of World War II–an obelisk topped by a Star of David–was consecrated at the Jewish Cemetery here in the presence of the Deputy Mayor of Salisbury and 150 Jews of three congregations. H.H. Gollop, chairman of the Mashonaland Committee of the Central African Jewish Board of Deputies, said it was “a murder memorial and not a war memorial,” memorializing those who had been killed by the Nazis “purely and simply because they were Jews, and for no other reason.” The inscription on the monument, in Hebrew and in English, reads: “In eternal and sacred memory of our martyred brethren, victims of the Nazi terror.” Their names live for evermore.” The City Council’s Health, Housing and African Administration Committee had barred the phrase “victims of the Nazi terror,” but the full City Council approved it following considerable Jewish protest.

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