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Plan for Dutch Holocaust monument on hold

Published: 06.18.14, 17:55 / Israel News

AMSTERDAM - Plans for a Holocaust monument in Amsterdam designed by architect Daniel Libeskind have been put on hold after angry neighbors told the city it is too large for the park where it was to have been built.


Edwin Oppedijk, a spokesman for the city's central district, said Wednesday that after hearing the complaints, politicians will reconsider whether to place the monument in the Wertheim Park or consider an alternate location.


Libeskind's design, somewhat reminiscent of the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, DC, includes walls displaying the names of 102,000 Jews, Roma and other Dutch Holocaust victims. (AP)


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