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Holocaust Remembrance Day observed

by BAR staff

Photo: Rick Gerharter
Photo: Rick Gerharter  

As part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27, volunteers planted a cypress tree in Pink Triangle Park and Memorial in the Castro and then joined for remarks from neighbors, Supervisor Jeff Sheehy, and supervisor candidate Rafael Mandelman. Gerard Koskovich from the GLBT Historical Society gave a brief history of the Nazi attack on homosexuals in 1930s Germany. John Goldsmith, who's spearheading a renovation project at the park and is its primary caretaker, told the Bay Area Reporter this week that he is no longer working with the Castro/Upper Market Community Benefit District, explaining that the Eureka Valley Foundation, of which the park is a part, wanted to keep the project neighborhood oriented. He is hoping for grants to improve the irrigation and replace most of the concrete pylons, which are cracked or unstable. For more information, visit www.pinktrianglepark.org.

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