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Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

The Alexandria Holocaust Memorial was installed in memory of the millions who perished during the Holocaust, in addition to all victims of genocide and inhumanity. The memorial takes the form of an obelisk, standing 18 feet high due to the significance of that number in Jewish tradition, and weighs 15 tons. Central Louisiana played a vital role in preparing American troops for duty in WWII during the Louisiana Maneuvers as they were trained at the facilities of Camp Beauregard, Livingston, Claiborne, and Polk, as well as the Alexandria Air Base. Thus, this monument also serves as a memorial to troops trained in the area during this time and those who contributed to bringing the Holocaust to an end.

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