6. Golda Meir Sculpture

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The Golda Meir sculpture is located in Golda Meir Square on Broadway between 39th and 40th streets. The 2x-life size bronze bust was commissioned by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York City and the City of New York. Created by Beatrice Goldfine, the sculpture is the only tribute of its kind in the United States that is dedicated to Golda Meir. Her sculpture has been moved several times over the years.

Golda Meir helped found the state of Israel and was the fourth Prime Minister of Israel and subsequently, the first woman to hold the title. Her family immigrated to Wisconsin where she became the leader of the Milwaukee Labor Zionist Party. In 1946, when the British arrested and detained many Jewish activists, Meir worked for the release of the Jewish war refugees.