Canyon of Heroes plaques for Nazi sympathizers must be removed: officials


Manhattan elected officials spent part of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Friday renewing a call to remove the names of two French Nazi collaborators who are honored with granite markers in the Financial District’s Canyon of Heroes.

Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine joined advocates and descendants of Holocaust survivors on Friday to call on the mayor to plaques commemorating Henri Philippe Pétain and Pierre Laval, who led the French Vichy government that worked closely with the Nazis during World War II and participated in the deportation of Jews.