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After It Was Vandalized, A Repaired Boston Holocaust Memorial Is Rededicated

Holocaust survivor Steve Ross, center, founder of the New England Holocaust Memorial, is flanked by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, left, and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Tuesday during a a rededication ceremony for the repaired New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. One of the glass panes in the memorial was damaged by a vandal last month. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Holocaust survivor Steve Ross, center, founder of the New England Holocaust Memorial, is flanked by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, left, and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Tuesday during a a rededication ceremony for the repaired New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston. One of the glass panes in the memorial was damaged by a vandal last month. (Elise Amendola/AP)
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A Boston Holocaust memorial that was vandalized and then repaired has been rededicated.

Gov. Charlie Baker and Mayor Martin Walsh joined two Holocaust survivors in pulling down the curtain that covered the new glass panel at the New England Holocaust Memorial on Tuesday.

One of the survivors was Steve Ross, who founded the memorial in 1995.

Authorities say James Isaac threw a rock through a glass panel at the memorial on June 28. They say he smashed the roughly 9-foot-tall panel.

Isaac has pleaded not guilty to vandalism charges. His attorney says her client has mental health issues.

The glass towers are lit internally and are etched with millions of numbers that represent tattoos on the arms of many Jews sent to Nazi death camps.

With reporting by the WBUR Newsroom

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