Holocaust Memorial for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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Holocaust Memorial along the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The Holocaust Memorial for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is a Holocaust memorial at Front and Sayford Streets along Riverfront Park, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It was conceived by a committee of Holocaust survivors in 1992 representing the Jewish Community Center of Harrisburg. In light of publicity given to the U.S. Holocaust Museum, a group of survivors that had lived in the Harrisburg area pressed for a local memorial.[1] It was designed by David Ascalon for $200,000 on a site designated by the City of Harrisburg along the public park land adjacent to the Susquehanna River.[2] The Memorial was dedicated in 1994. An annual Yom Hashoah observance is held at the site.[3]

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  1. ^ Holocaust Memorials Temple University, New Directions in Folklore 4.2, October, 2000
  2. ^ Holocaust Memorial for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania by David Ascalon
  3. ^ Holocaust Memorial Harrisburg area attractions

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Coordinates: 40°16′07″N 76°53′34″W / 40.26864°N 76.89291°W / 40.26864; -76.89291