The Iowa Holocaust Memorial was a project of the Jaqueline and Myron Blank Fund of Des Moines, Iowa.

Plans for the Memorial were approved by the Iowa State Capitol Planning Commission

Initial Design of the Memorial was produced via a contest for students guided by faculty within the Iowa State University's College of Design.

Architect:  Confluence: Architecture and Urban Design, Des Moines

Ground Breaking: May 14, 2013





 Dedication Ceremony: October 23, 2013


Left: Lt. Gov Reynolds, Gov. Branstad, Judy Blank  

Rear: Rabbi Kaufman, Major Gen. Orr


    Video Highlights of the Dedication, prepared by Mara White and staff at Flynn Wright, Des Moines: 

 * A Visitor's Introduction to the Iowa Holocaust Memorial ( August 2014) with brief essays by members of the Iowa Council for Holocaust Education.  Online at