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Yale Hosts Event Commemorating New Haven’s Holocaust Memorial

Yale University
4/10/2006 12:36:40 PM

New Haven, Conn. — The Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale University will mark the 30th anniversary of New Haven’s Holocaust Memorial with a program on April 26 at 4 p.m. at 80 Wall St.

Organized by the New Haven Oral History Project in conjunction with the Greater New Haven Holocaust Memory, the event is free, and the public is welcome.

New Haven is home to the very first Holocaust Memorial constructed on public land in North America. Planned in 1976, it was built in 1977 in Edgewood Park on the corner of West Park Street and Whalley Avenue, through the efforts of Holocaust survivors, children of survivors and local political leaders and educators.