This from Ha'aretz today:
A Holocaust memorial design created by two graduate students at Columbia University's architecture school has beaten out an Israeli design to become the winner of a competition for a memorial that will go up on the Atlantic City boardwalk.
"Fractured Landscapes," which was chosen from between the two finalists last month, is a "fractured landscape and a river of light" that "stitch together disjointed surfaces, expressing our hopes for peace," according to the text of the submission.
This raises the question, why does Atlantic City need a Holocaust Memorial? Does every dumpy little American city need a Holocaust Memorial? How about spending the money on Holocaust education? Or just education? Or something with some utility?
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