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Plans Revived for New York Memorial to Victims of Holocaust

February 16, 1967
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Plans to erect a memorial in New York to the 6,000,000 Jewish martyrs of the Nazi holocaust were again set in motion today with the announcement by the Committee to Commemorate the Six Million Jewish Martyrs of the formation of an art committee under the chairmanship of David Lloyd Kreeger, Washington attorney and art collector.

The sponsoring committee will commission a new design for the memorial in consultation with Jewish historians and religious and cultural personalities. The site of the memorial will be alongside the promenade at Battery Park near the Emma Lazarus tablet, facing the Statue of Liberty out in the bay.

In 1964, the New York City Art Commission rejected plans by the project’s sponsors for a memorial in Riverside Park on the grounds that the design was “too tragic.” Subsequently, a proposal by the City Art Commission for a memorial in a small park facing Lincoln Center was rejected by the sponsoring committee.

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