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Jewish Victims of WW2 Plaque : 16-02-2014
Jewish Victims of WW2 Plaque : 16-02-2014

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Building and plaque dedicated as a war memorial and commemorates the deaths of approximately six million Jews during World War Two.

The Holocaust was the mass murder or genocide of approximately six million Jews during World War Two, a programme of systematic state-sponsored murder by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party, throughout the German Reich and German-occupied territories.

Of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds were killed.  Over one million Jewish children were killed in the Holocaust, as were approximately two million Jewish women and three million Jewish men.  A network of over 40,000 facilities in Germany and German-occupied territory were used to concentrate, hold, and kill Jews and other victims.

Location

Address:7 Selwyn Street, Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre, Elsternwick, 3185
State:VIC
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.8838
Long: 145.0012
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Genocide
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th February, 1972
Front Inscription

(Inscription in Hebrew)

THIS BUILDING IS DEDICATED AS A WAR MEMORIAL AND TO THE MEMORY OF THE SIX MILLION JEWISH MARTYRS WHO WERE MURDERED IN THE YEARS 1939 -1945 BY THE NAZIS AND THEIR COLLABORATORS
        THE PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
      THE PRESIDENT OF THE "KADIMAH"
MR. SENDER BURSTIN ON 27TH FEBRUARY, 1972.

Source: RHSV, MA
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