July 2, 2019, the International Scientific Board of Trustees canceled the long-anticipated vote to consider approval of the first-ever Memorial to the American Liberators of the notorious Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
Early in the day, a very strong article appeared in the Thuringische Landeszeitung, reflecting German and international support for the Memorial effort.
Regrettably, for unknown reasons, the vote is delayed until November. If approved in November, there will be almost no time to fabricate and arrange for a proper dedication by April 11, 2020, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Camp by American Armed Forces.
“Dear Jerry Klinger,
Thank you very much once again for all your documents with which we were able to prepare well for tomorrow’s meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Unfortunately, I have to inform you that the meeting was postponed at short notice from 3 July to 7 November 2019 for completely different reasons, which have nothing to do with your concern. I am very sorry for the short-term nature of the announcement.
This does not change the situation. Unfortunately, the international scientific board of trustees will not be able to make its decision until November.
If approved in November, despite the improbable amount of time left to prepare, every effort to finally give the American Liberators’ their Memorial will be made.