Source: Victoria (BC) Times-Colonist Thursday, June 29, 1995 (A12) The Associated Press BERLIN Germany's national Holocaust memorial will be a sloping stone plate ingrqaved with the names of the millions of Jews slain by the Nazis. Organizers announced the winning selection Wednesday in what Berlin's construction chief, Wolfgang Nagel, called the "most important design competition in Germany since 1945." The 10,220-square-meter memorial will be just south of the Brandenburg Gate, in the heart of the German capital where the Berlin Wall once stood, and near where Nazi leader Adolf Hitler committed suicide. Plans for Germany's first national Holocaust memorial have been dogged by controversy. Conservative German youths who argued against a Jewish memorial at such a central site were accused of anti-Semitism. Some artists condemned the finalist designs as too grandiose. The memorial will bear the names of 4.2 million Jews dentified
by Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial as victims. It includes space to memorialize two million other unidentified victims.
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