Mayor Kenney Joins Survivors and Families to Unveil Plans for New Holocaust Memorial Plaza

PHILADELPHIA (May 24, 2016) — Mayor Jim Kenney, joined by holocaust survivors and families on May 11th, announced plans to create a memorial plaza along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  The Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation (PHRF) plans to create the plaza around The Monument to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs, which was made in 1964 by sculptor Nathan Rappoport.  Integral to the site – a plaza-like parcel bordering 16th and Arch Streets in Center City Philadelphia – is an educational component that will offer a powerful experience in which visitors will learn the tragic history of the Holocaust.

The plaza will include such installations as six themed columns meant to represent the Jewish martyrs, an eternal flame meant to represent light and hope, and a set of railroad tracks that ran from a Concentration Camp.

Learn more about the announcement and the plaza at the news links below:

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