Jewish American Memorial, Forest Park

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Update: The Jewish Memorial was blocked off by barricades by the fall of 2019.

Completed in 1956 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the arrival of members of the Jewish faith in New Amsterdam, the Jewish Tercentenary Monument by Kurt Perisee. The various figures represent the “Four Freedoms,” which are freedoms of speech and religion, and freedoms from want and fear. It is a great example of Modernist memorial architecture, with its smooth curve, and sculpture.

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