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Austria Breaks Ground for New Holocaust Memorial

Austria broke ground on a new memorial to the country's 65,000 Jews killed during the Nazi era, according to an AP report.

“The Memorial to the Jewish Children, Women, and Men of Austria who were Murdered in the Shoah” being erected in Vienna's central Ostarrichi Park will consist of large slabs set in the ground in a circle, engraved with the names of the 64,000 victims who have been identified.

Another 1,000 are known to have been killed by the Nazis, but their names have been lost.

At the time of Germany’s annexation of Austria in 1938, around 210,000 Jews lived in the country. Many fled, but later found themselves in Nazi hands again as the German armies swept westward to the English Channel and deep into the Soviet Union in the east.

The memorial is to be completed by next spring and is envisioned as a place of reflection, and both a tribute to those who lost their lives and a reminder of the perils of anti-Semitism. (INN / VFI News)

Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. —1 Thessalonians 4:17

“God, we ask that you make sure that the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust are never forgotten so that we as a civilization never repeat their horror.”