Australian City Unveils Memorial
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Australian City Unveils Memorial

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Perth, the capital of Western Australia, has become the first Australian municipality to establish a civic memorial to the victims of the Holocaust.

With prominent government officials in attendance, the memorial was unveiled last week, on the 57th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the night of Nov. 9-10, 1938, when marauding bands of Nazis destroyed Jewish property in Germany.

The memorial was erected in Perth’s Stirling Gardens, a prime location in the city.

Although a number of Holocaust memorials have been established by Jewish communities across Australia, the Perth monument was a project of the city and state governments.

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