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.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?
"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.
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