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The Nation

About 500 people chanted a memorial prayer for the dead as six Holocaust survivors lighted candles during dedication ceremonies for a “Tower of Remembrance” monument in Palatine, Ill. The 80-foot granite tower--topped by a 10-foot-high “eternal flame” covered with gold leaf--was erected at Shalom Memorial Park in the Chicago suburb to honor the 6 million Jews killed in World War II. The ceremony took place during the Jewish high holy days when the cemetery holds its annual Kever Avot, or Resting Place of our Fathers, a memorial service at which families remember loved ones buried there, said Jules Mellow, a spokesman for the cemetery.


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