DEC 15, 2009
European Nations Sponsor Garden of the Righteous
Several European nations, through their Los Angeles Consuls General, committed to planting trees in the new Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust’s Garden of the Righteous. The Garden, planned to be located near the existing Monument, will memorialize the Righteous Gentiles of sponsoring countries.
Each sponsoring nation’s $5,000 commitment to the Museum’s Capital Campaign will be recognized with an olive tree and marked with a plaque acknowledging the miraculous efforts of that nation’s citizens who saved Jews.
The nations already committed to the Garden responded quickly to letters sent to them by the Museum. Amy Cabranes, Development Director, continues to work with the offices of the Consuls General of more than a dozen other countries to expand support for the garden.
According to the current landscaping scheduled, the Garden will be planted in late spring and a formal dedication will take place in the fall, during the Museum’s gala week of opening events celebrating the new Museum.
(as of date of publication, in order of commitment)