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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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