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Jewish artist creates memorial
for post-WWII pogrom in Poland
By Ruth Ellen Gruber
May 7, 2006

KIELCE, Poland, May 7 (JTA) — The American son of Holocaust survivors is creating Kielce’s first permanent public memorial to Poland’s most infamous episode of postwar violence against Jews.

The monument, designed by New York-born artist Jack Sal, is to be unveiled July 4, the 60th anniversary of the so-called Kielce pogrom, an attack by a Polish mob that killed 42 Jewish Holocaust survivors and injured another 50 or so.

“It will stand here, on this grassy area,â€? Sal said, pointing to an open space at the side of a major artery cutting through this bustling city in southern Poland.

The site is prominently located near the center of town, halfway between the modest building at 7/9…