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Helping an orphan of history recover its past


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/helping_an_orphan_of_history_recover_its_past_20110120

It's not every day that you can help a city recover its history. But that's what happened recently in Lviv, in western Ukraine, when I served on the jury for an international design competition to mark and memorialize key sites of Jewish heritage. Sponsored by municipal authorities in association with the Lviv Center for Urban History and the German Society for Technical Cooperation, the competition was aimed at counteracting widespread, and sometimes willful, amnesia about the city's rich and convoluted past.

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