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Railway Museum Opposes Memorial to Holocaust Victims Shipped by Train

The same Museum has thwarted earlier attempts to honor the victims.
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The Dutch Railway Museum in Utrecht.

The Dutch Railway Museum in Utrecht.

The Dutch Railway Museum in Utrecht is seeking to block a plan for commemorating the city’s Holocaust victims.

Museum Director Paul Vlijmen last week said he opposes the erection of a statue near his museum in memory of 1,224 Jews who were deported to death camps from Utrecht during the Holocaust.

Vlijmen said he believed that his museum devoted enough attention to the subject with a plaque and an exhibition titled “Loaded Trains,” according to the local news site DeStadUtrecht.nl.

The museum is built on an old train station from which the Jews were deported.

Members of the Jewish community of Utrecht — which currently has no memorial monument for its Holocaust victims — want to place the statue near the museum.

Last week, the Foundation for the Jewish Monument Utrecht applied for a permit to build the monument, which will cost $237,000, according to the Dutch daily Telegraaf.

Maarten van Ditmarsch, a spokesperson for the Jewish foundation, said the Railway Museum has thwarted earlier attempts to honor the victims. “People said that the city already has a monument for those who fell during the war. I think, however, that this time we will succeed,” he was quoted as saying on DeStadUtrecht.nl.

The monument was designed by the artist Amiran Djanashvili and will consist of two parts: A steel memorial wall engraved with the victims’ names and a large shofar.

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9 Responses to “Railway Museum Opposes Memorial to Holocaust Victims Shipped by Train”

  1. Kim Keene says:

    Shame on the railway museum! How insensitive can they be? The holocaust victims should have a memorial!

  2. Jenny Holcberg says:

    Who needs a memorial statue,what needs to be done is that all the jews,leave
    a place where they are not welcomed,go to Israel your eternal country.
    where you will have your rights without begging for them.

  3. Why do we need A Holocaust memorial THERE? For the Jew haters of this damn town to pee and poop on it?

  4. Pedro Acosta says:

    The sound of the rails will always be associated by the madness of the Holocaust.

  5. Yechiel Baum says:

    The Dutch railway system was the vehicle to transport Dutch Jewish cisitzens to the campls is ashamed of its past and thinks the world would never forget it shameful past!

  6. Leo Erwin says:

    THANK YOU MADAME…IT SEEMS THERE ARE MANY THAT WISH TO WAIL AND WALLOW AS DO MANY OF THE RACIST HERE IN AMERICA. HOWEVER, WE ARE HAVING THE KING AND QUEEN OF RACISM IN THIS COUNTRY, FOR THE MOMENT. KING OBAMA AND QUEEN OPRAH, THAT SEEM TO WISH ALL THE OLD WHITE PEOPLE SHOULD DIE AS THEY STATED ON EUROPEAN TELEVISION..SO…SOON THERE WILL BE MEMORIAL FOR WHITE FOLKS…JEWISH AND NON JEWISH SINCE THEY REFER TO US AS HYMIE.AND WHITIES…..BUT LIFE MUST GO ON…..HEHEHEH

  7. For me as a Survivor of the Holocaust, the whole European Continent will be forever a continent soaked with Jewish blood. I have not visited Europe for over 40 years, in spite of several invitation I have received from family and friends in Europe.
    Remember that 21 European countries have murdered their own Jews.
    I pray daily for survival of Israel. More I know about europe less I like them.
    Shalom
    Eva

  8. Jacques Daniel. Well written Eve Deutsch Costabel

  9. I, as a descendant of Dutch citizens, though they left Holland in 1913/1936, am profoundly humbled by this slight of this man in Utrecht, and I hope this will be set right!

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