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Kolmar Park rededicated in honor of Gertrud Kolmar, German-Jewish poet killed in the Holocaust

CHICAGO (CBS) — For years, it’s been known as Kolmar Park, presumably named for the street.

But on Thursday, the northwest side park was re-dedicated, not for a street, but in honor or Gertrud Kolmar, a renowned German-Jewish poet killed in the Holocaust.

“An the fact that we are honoring her, capturing and forever memorializing her history, is again, a great testament to who we are as a city,” said Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Activists pushed for the change for more than a year. The Chicago Park District approved the name last April.

We are honored to celebrate the renaming of Kolmar Park after German lyric poet and writer, Gertrud Kolmar. Kolmar’s…

Posted by Chicago Park District on Thursday, September 22, 2022




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