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N.H. dedicates public memorial to Holocaust victims

New Hampshire’s first public memorial to victims of the Holocaust features a 4,000-pound vertical monument with the words “Never forget.”

More than 100 people attended the dedication of the memorial Sunday at a Nashua park.

The memorial designed by Brookline sculptor John Weidman has six granite walls surrounding a brick stand with a black cube in the center.

The walls represent the six concentration camps built by the Nazis for the purpose of genocide. The black cube reflects on the fact that the Holocaust marked a dark period in history.

Leading up to the stones is a set of railroad tracks that represent the trains many Holocaust victims rode before arriving at the camps.

About 11 million people were killed by the Nazis, including 6 million Jews.

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