Kindertransport Memorial Stone unveiling


June 23, 2024    
11:00 am EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

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The Holocaust Memorial Park is a public memorial park located at the water’s edge between Emmons Avenue and Shore Boulevard in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn. The Memorial Park is the only public Holocaust memorial park in New York City.

The park, established in 1985 by Mayor Edward Koch, and taken care of by The Holocaust Memorial Committee, consists of a central sculpture topped by a bronze eternal flame surrounded by 234 granite markers, inscribed with names, places, and historical events related to the Holocaust. These are intended to evoke tombstones with broken edges to represent the shattered lives of Holocaust survivors. Each is different in form and size, to recall the diversity of those persecuted by the Nazis.

A memorial to the Kindertransports, created by the KTA, will be revealed at the annual gathering at the park on Sunday June 23.