Liberation (Holocaust Memorial) in Liberty State Park

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2015-01-26

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Liberation is a 1985 bronze sculpture designed by Nathan Rapoport as a memorial to the Holocaust, showing a U.S. soldier carrying out a survivor from a Nazi death camp. Commentators have noted that this monument, although directly linked to the Holocaust as an historical event, has taken on larger meaning as a reminder of America's positive role in the world. Governor Thomas Kean in his speech at the monument's dedication stated "The monument says that we, as a collective people, stand for freedom. We, as Americans, are not oppressors, and we, as Americans, do not engage in armed conflict for the purpose of conquest. Our role in the world is to preserve that precious, precious thing that we consider to be a free democracy. Today we will remember those who gave their lives for freedom."

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Liberation, Holocaust Memorial, U. S. Flag Plaza, New York Harbor, Liberty State Park, State Park, Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Central Railroad Terminal, Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, NJ, Jersey, The Garden State, Gateway, The Gateway Region

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