Monuments: Expressing the Unspeakable

The systematic murder of 6,000,000 of Europe's Jews by the Nazis during World War II was an act of such un speakable horror that any attempt to portray it has inevitably paled before the fact. Nonetheless, since war's end, some 50 U.S. local and national Jew ish organizations have been searching continually for sculptors or architects to design a suitable monument. Finally, three years ago, a formal Committee to Commemorate the Six Million Jewish Martyrs was set up. The art advisory committee, under the chairmanship of Washington Insuranceman-Collector David Lloyd Kreeger, had no difficulty in agreeing on Philadelphia Architect...

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