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Monday, October 7, 2013

The Iowa Holocaust Memorial to be dedicated October 23, 2013


The Jacqueline and Myron Blank Fund along with

The Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines

invite you to attend

A program in dedication of the

Iowa Holocaust Memorial

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


·         WHAT: Dedication of the Iowa Holocaust Memorial

·         WHERE: Iowa State Historical Building, 600 East Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50319

·         WHEN: October 23, 2013

o        12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Dedication program at Historical Building, including light meal


Please RSVP to

or call Lyanna Lindgren at the Jewish Federation (515) 987-0899 ext. 232


View the memorial facebook page online at


The Iowa Holocaust Memorial is a gift of the Jacqueline and Myron Blank Fund to the people of Iowa.  Approved for construction by the Capitol Planning Commission in late April of 2013, it was constructed by the architectural firm Confluence during this past summer and was in place for viewing by July 3rd.  A landmark, the Memorial is situated on the West Terrace of the State Capitol, near the corner of East Grand Avenue and East 7th Street, directly across from the Iowa State Historical Museum.

The Memorial was erected in memory of the millions of victims of the Holocaust, in gratitude to the Iowans who, as members of the U.S. Armed Forces, liberated the concentration camps, and in honor of the survivors who made lives for themselves and their families in Iowa.

A page devoted to the Memorial is online at and its website, archiving educational material is under construction at

Ms. Judy Blank, executor of the Blank Fund, wishes to express her sincere thanks to all who have assisted in the project.