Imagine that the planks of the Atlantic City Boardwalk had been ruptured and fragmented...
That's the impression organizers hope the Atlantic City Boardwalk Holocaust Memorial will leave visitors with.
The city is moving forward with the project, which has been unanimously approved by city council and is expected to cost 3 million dollars.
The Casino Reinvestment and Development Authority has promised a challenge grant of one million dollars to be awarded when the memorial raises the other two million dollars needed to complete the project.
Atlantic City Mayor Lorenzo Langford says "The historical significance of the holocaust is a lesson in human relations that the entire human family needs to understand, so I think it will serve that purpose educationally here in the city of Atlantic City."
Organizers say the broken and buckled boards represent the suffering of the holocaust.
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