More than half a century after unveiling the country’s first public Holocaust memorial, Philadelphia expanded and enhanced its Holocaust Memorial Plaza to focus on both remembrance and education.
The memorial’s centerpiece consists of the “Six Pillars,” which contrast atrocities of the Holocaust with American constitutional protections and values. In addition, the Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation partnered with the USC Shoah Foundation to bring educational technology to the plaza.
“With your help, we can all ensure that future generations will never forget the Holocaust,” PHRF board member Steven Kessler said to the gathered local dignitaries and Holocaust survivors.
Scroll below to see photos of the ceremony, as well as of the new monuments erected in the name of Holocaust remembrance. For the full story, click here.