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16-April-2014
16-April-2014

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This memorial is dedicated to the memory of 6,000,000 Jewish men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust: 600,000 Romany (Gypsies) and millions of other civilians who died at the hands of the Nazi regime because of their religious, political, social beliefs and ethnic affiliations.

The Holocaust was the genocide of approximately six million European Jews and millions of others during World War II,. It was a programme of systematic state-sponsored murder by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler, throughout Nazi-occupied territory. Of the nine million Jews who had resided in Europe before the Holocaust, approximately two-thirds perished. 

Broad definitions of the Holocaust include the Nazis' genocide of millions of people in other groups, including Romani (more commonly known in English as"Gypsies"), Sinti, Soviet prisoners of war, Polish and Soviet civilians, homosexuals, people with disabilities, Jehovah's Witnesses and other political and religious opponents, which occurred regardless of whether they were of German or non-German ethnic origin.

Location

Address:Barrack Street & St Georges Terrace, Stirling Gardens, Perth, 6000
State:WA
Area:Foreign
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.955833
Long: 115.859722
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Genocide
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Link:http://www.anzac.dpc.wa.gov.au/

Dedication

Front Inscription

This memorial is dedicated to the memory of 6,000,000 Jewish men, women and children who perished in the Holocaust: 600,000 Romany (Gypsies) and millions of other civilians who died at the hands of the Nazi regime because of their religious, political, social beliefs and ethnic affiliations.

 

Left Side Inscription

First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not Jewish.

Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not Communist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionist`s and I did not speak out because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

 Pastor Niemoeller

Source: MA,WMR
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