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Old Posted Jan 30, 2006, 10:43 PM
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Design for Holocaust memorial to gay victims approved

A jury has chosen a design for a memorial in Berlin to gays and lesbians persecuted and killed under the Nazis. The memorial, whose construction was approved by the German parliament in December 2003, will stand on the edge of the capital's Tiergarten Park, opposite the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
The design, by Danish-born Michael Elmgreen and Norwegian native Ingar Dragset, is shaped as a gray concrete slab with a window, allowing visitors to view a permanent film projection of 2 kissing men.
The new memorial's design was picked Wednesday from 17 proposed models, and the federal government has pledged up to $610,000 to fund construction.

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