2011-11-10 / Local & State

Nonprofit Plans Philadelphia Holocaust Center

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A nonprofit is planning to build a Holocaust education center in downtown Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation has leased a small plot on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway for construction of a glass-enclosed building that would house mostly interactive exhibits.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the city has leased the land to the foundation with the understanding construction will begin by 2014.

The foundation says it's still calculating the costs of construction and operation but expects to start raising money soon.

Monday’s Inquirer report (http://bit.ly/upk4Hn ) says the new building would be on the same site as the Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial sculpture put in place in 1964. The sculpture would remain in place.

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