Today marks the 20-year anniversary of the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Called "a living memorial to the Holocaust," and hailed as groundbreaking, its unsparing narrative--populated with artifacts, oral and video histories, and conversations with survivors --has attracted nearly 35 million visitors. Two days of formal anniversary observances kick off next week with a National Tribute Dinner April 28 and a National Tribute to Holocaust Survivors and World War II Veterans April 29 featuring former President Bill Clinton, and Founding Chairman Elie Wiesel.Read full article >>
After they defaced a historic black schoolhouse with racist graffiti, they were ordered to read. Not all the authors were happy about this.
The museum listened to critics before reissuing a study that set off a backlash — with concessions.
Professor Eliach, who survived the Nazi massacres of Jews in her Lithuanian town, went on to document their lives in a canyon of photographs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Brunhilde Pomsel, a witness to the Nazis’ inner circle, offers an unflinching glimpse into the mentality of the era in the film “A German Life.’’