The dedication of a memorial honoring the 7,618 men and women of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, who served in World War II, including the 243 Rutgers alumni who lost their lives during that war. An informal discussion between student interns and members of the Class of 1942 will follow.
Friday, May 11. Gathering at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, 2:15 p.m; informal discussion, 4 p.m.
Beginning at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum on Hamilton Street, between College Avenue and George Street, in New Brunswick, followed by a walk to the site of the new memorial on the Voorhees Mall, where the names 23 members of the Class of 1942 who died in the war will be read. Discussion will take place in Room 411 in the Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Ave.
Members of the Class of 1942, and staff and interns of the Rutgers Oral History Archives
BACKGROUND: Thanks to the generosity of the Class of 1942, the College Avenue Campus will have a World War II memorial this summer, when the sculpture Inside Out will be moved from its present location in front of the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum to the Voorhees Mall behind Scott Hall. The sculpture will be the center of a new memorial, A World Turned Inside Out. The memorial will honor the 7,618 Rutgers men and women who served in World War II, including those who died. It will consist of an enclosed, 24-foot paved plaza with curved stone benches and a rough-cut granite border with the names of Rutgers alumni who died in the war. The sculpture, by Israeli sculptor Buky Schwartz, was donated by the late Philip and Muriel Berman.
Contact: Ken Branson
732-932-7084, Ext. 633