The Iowa Holocaust Memorial’s presence on the grounds of State Capitol serves both a commemorative and educational function. The memorial is dedicated in memory of those who perished in the Holocaust, and in honor of Iowans, who in service to our country, helped liberate the prisoners of the concentration camps and those who survived the Shoah and came to Iowa to make a new life for themselves as Americans.
On the walls of the memorial are inscribed concise passages providing historical context and including iconic photographs authorized for reproduction on the memorial by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The message of the memorial is that we each have an obligation to stand up in the presence of evil so that never again shall a genocide ever befall any people.
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