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July 3, 2006
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A memorial to Holocaust survivors killed and wounded in Kielce, Poland after World War II will be unveiled there. The city of Kielce and the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad are financing the memorial, to be unveiled July 4. On that day in 1946, residents killed more than 40 Jews who had returned to the town after the war to reclaim their property. The massacre consolidated the perception among survivors that they couldn’t return to Poland. In prepared remarks, commission chairman Warren Miller said the memorial “will serve as a constant reminder of the terrible events of the Kielce Pogrom, and an eternal tribute to its victims.” He added, “The pogrom has special significance because of what happened, and because of when it happened.”

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