Niskayuna hosts second forum to discuss Holocaust memorial

People who wish to speak are asked to register in advance
A rendering of a proposed Holocaust Memorial in Niskayuna.
A rendering of a proposed Holocaust Memorial in Niskayuna.

The second forum to discuss the Holocaust memorial proposed for Niskayuna will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Niskayuna Town Hall.

The first gathering, at which many spoke in favor of the memorial proposed for land adjacent to Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery on Troy-Schenectady Road, was held last week. About 100 people attended.

“We understand that space will be very tight and will do our best to accommodate,” read a news release on the second forum posted on the town’s website, announcing the decision to hold the event at Town Hall. “But we feel it is important that anyone who wishes to speak has the ability to access the microphone. We will also live stream the entire forum on our YouTube website so that people may watch from their homes and nearby locations.”

Find the YouTube live stream here.

People who wish to speak are asked to register in advance. Men and women who spoke during the first forum are asked not to speak a second time.

Find the Eventbrite page to pre-register for the forum’s public comment period here.

People also can sign up by contacting town Planner Laura Robertson — emailing her at [email protected] or calling her at 518-386-4530.

Comments may also be delivered in written form to the Planning Department at [email protected].

Speakers will be allowed three minutes to make their statements.

The memorial has been proposed by Dr. Michael Lozman and his group, Capital District Jewish Holocaust Memorial LLC.

The memorial has been proposed for a two-acre plot of donated adjacent to Most Holy Redeemer. Because the land is zoned for residential use, the Town Board must grant a special-use permit before any work begins.

Niskayuna Town Hall is located at 1 Niskayuna Circle, off Nott Street East.

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