Supriya Ghosh

Lublin Holocaust Memorial

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Lublin Holocaust Memorial

The Holocaust Memorial in Lublin (Polish: Pomnik ku czci masowej eksterminacji ludności żydowskiej, Pomnik ofiar getta) commemorates the Jewish inhabitants of the city who were killed during the Holocaust. It was unveiled in 1963.

In 2006 a controversy erupted when the city government proposed moving the monument to a different location more distant from the city center, to free space in order to build an underground parking lot. After protests from the Jewish community in Poland it was decided that the monument will be moved to a temporary location while construction is carried out, and then afterwards will be returned to its original location. The move was carried out and since January 2007 the monument is standing on Niecała street. Construction is expected to take 3 years, so the monument will be returned around 2010.

References

Lublin Holocaust Memorial Wikipedia


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