CHICAGO (CBS) — For years, it has been referred to as Kolmar Park, presumably named for the road.
But on Thursday, the northwest aspect park was re-dedicated, not for a road, however in honor or Gertrud Kolmar, a famend German-Jewish poet killed within 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,” stated Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.
Activists pushed for the change for greater than a 12 months. The Chicago Park District authorized the identify final April.