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JLC Western Region Speaks Out at Hindenburg Park Sign Debate

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Photo by Ryan Torok, of the Jewish Journal.

April 7, 2016: Los Angeles, CA - Leslie Gersicoff, Executive Director of the Jewish Labor Committee Western Region, spoke in opposition to the Hindenburg Park sign at a public meeting on April 7th.

At issue was a recently installed sign at a Los Angeles County park where Nazi supporters once rallied. The 6-foot-high sign, reading “Welcome to Hindenburg Park,” was installed at the entrance of Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park in February. Although a historical plaque previously installed inside of the park explains the site’s historical ties to the German-American community, nothing mentions the pro-Nazi rallies organized by the German American Bund that were held there during the 1930s and 1940s.

For more information, see "Hindenburg Park sign debated at meeting."