Amsterdam delays decision on massive Holocaust memorial

18th June 2014, Comments 1 comment

Amsterdam officials have delayed giving the green light to a new Holocaust memorial in one of the city’s parks pending further consultation with locals.

The memorial will have the names of 102,000 Dutch victims of the World War II Holocaust who do not have a grave.

Locals are angry about the plan to put the monument in the tiny Wertheim park close to the old Jewish area of the city.

The monument, designed by Polish American architect Daniel Libeskind, will take up one third of the park’s area.

The Wertheim park already has a monument to those who died in the Auschwitz concentration camp.


1 Comment To This Article

  • Blah Blah Blah posted:

    on 19th June 2014, 17:13:17 - Reply

    How cute. A country that seeks to disenfranchise large numbers of legal residents and ethnic groups is now trying to build a large monument to people who were betrayed and murdered by Dutch in numbers hardly seen anywhere else in Europe. Remember how Balkie came up with all kinds of legal arguments why Anne Frank, who's a great tourism draw, could not be named a Dutch citizen?

    Maybe the Netherlands should look at the xenophobia, racism and intolerance plaguing its society and political classes now before they go building a moment to people who they helped slaughter in the past.