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Monument has names of Dutch Holocaust victims

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King Willem-alexander officially unveiled a new memorial in the heart of Amsterdam’s historic Jewish Quarter on Sunday honoring more than 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust, and the Dutch prime minister vowed that it would remind citizens today to be vigilant against antisemiti­sm.

Designed by Polish-jewish architect Daniel Libeskind, the memorial is made up of walls shaped to form four Hebrew letters spelling out a word that translates as “In Memory Of.”

The walls are built using bricks, each of which is inscribed with the name, date of birth and age when they died of one of the more than 102,000 Jews, Roma and Sinti who were murdered in Nazi concentrat­ion camps during World War II or who died on their way to the camps.

 ?? Peter Dejong The Associated Press ?? A monument in Amsterdam’s historic Jewish Quarter honors the 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust.
Peter Dejong The Associated Press A monument in Amsterdam’s historic Jewish Quarter honors the 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust.

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