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Thursday, November 2, 2006

Hopkinton sculptor designs Holocaust memorial


Hopkinton sculptor Michael Alfano has created a memorial for a New York temple for the children who died in the Holocaust.

The work, commissioned by Temple Emanuel of Great Neck, will be dedicated on Nov. 12.

The sculpture consists of four life-size bronze figures. Three of them were inspired by a photograph of children who had just arrived at a concentration camp. The fourth is a modern girl extending a hand towards the children and holding a candle to the future.

The idea is that a person can stand between the figures and link the past with a future where such horrible acts will hopefully be unthinkable, the Great Neck Record reports.

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