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Never Too Late to Remember: The Politics Behind New York City’s Holocaust Museum

Rochelle G. Saidel
Never Too Late to Remember: The Politics Behind New York City’s Holocaust Museum
ISBN: 978-0-8419-1367-7
1996/290 pages/LC: 96012944
Distributed for Holmes & Meier Publishers
Includes photographs

"This astute, engrossing and comprehensive analysis by Saidel details the difficult struggle begun in 1947 to build a memorial in New York City to commemorate the six million Jews killed in the Holocaust."—Publishers Weekly

"Rochelle G. Saidel has written an intriguing work detailing the many stages in the attempts to memorialize the Holocaust in New York. The threads of the story are complex and wide-ranging. Rochelle Saidel's carefully researched account covers this broad canvas, reflecting a fascinating slice of social and political history."—Geoffrey Wigoder


Why did New York City, the largest center of Jewish culture and home to more survivors than any other city in the United States, take more than half a century to finalize plans for its Holocaust memorial? Rochelle Saidel offers a detailed analysis of how local power brokers, real estate developers, major political players, and various groups within the national Jewish community   influenced the memorial's progress from 1947 until the Museum of Jewish Heritage finally opened in 1997 on the shore of the Hudson River.


Rochelle G. Saidel is founder and executive director of the Remember Women Institute in New York City, and author or editor of six books on the Holocaust, including The Jewish Women of Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, a National Jewish Book Awards finalist. She was awarded the prestigious National Foundation for Jewish Culture Musher Publication Prize in 1994 for her work on Never Too Late To Remember.