Holocaust Museum

U.S. Diplomat Apologizes For FBI Director’s Remarks About Polish Wartime Behavior

04/21/2015

The U.S. ambassador to Poland apologized for the FBI director’s comments about Poles being accomplices in the Holocaust.

Orthodox-focused Holocaust Museum To Open In Borough Park

04/04/2013
Staff Writer

Although his father was a Holocaust survivor, and he lived near many other survivors, Rabbi Sholom Friedmann grew up learning only the broad strokes of the Shoah.

An artist’s rendering of the Kleinman Family Holocaust Education Center, scheduled to open later this year.

After Five Years, Italy's First Holocaust Museum Is Years Away

Rome's mayor says it's important to open the museum while survivors still live, and expects final approval on funds by the end of January.

01/22/2013

If all goes according to plan, a starkly modern, $30 million Holocaust museum will soon rise on the site of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini’s Rome residence.

Italian fascists salute the tomb of Benito Mussolini, whose residence will house Italy's first Holocaust Museum. Getty Images

Obama At Holocaust Museum Pledges To Stand By Israel, Fight Atrocities

04/23/2012

President Obama in an address at a Holocaust remembrance event said he would "always be there for Israel" and defended his administration's record on preventing atrocities.

Obama spoke Monday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, a few days after Holocaust Remembrance Day. Prior to his address, he took a tour of the museum guided by Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust memoirist and Nobel Peace laureate.

Rare Collection Of Nazi Documents Donated To L.A. Holocaust Museum

11/15/2011

 A rare collection of stamps, letters, ID cards and other documents of the Nazi era was donated to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust.

Valued at $260,000, the Edward Victor Philatelic Holocaust Collection was acquired and organized by Victor, a retired Los Angeles lawyer, over a 30-year period. In many cases the content tracks the fate of a given Jewish family from the beginning of the Nazi regime in 1933 to its demise in 1945.

After arriving by cattle car at Auschwitz, many Jews were handed postcards with a uniform message thoughtfully prepared by the Nazis.

Our Walls Bear Witness: Sudan at the Crossroads

Images of Sudan trip projected on Museum walls

Last month, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington sponsored a trip to South Sudan as part of its genocide prevention efforts. The purpose of this trip was to see firsthand the dangers facing Sudanese civilians as southerners prepare to vote on a referendum that could give the South independence from the North.

The Museum is committed to raising awareness internationally about ongoing conflict and the potential for new violence in Sudan to help ensure the Sudanese people can experience a peaceful and secure future.

Albright Into Mideast Lion's Den

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Mideast trip, scheduled for next week, isn’t shaping up the way administration officials had hoped. And the rumbles of discontent in Washington, along with the implied threat that she could cancel the

08/27/1999
Washington Correspondent

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Mideast trip, scheduled for next week, isn’t shaping up the way administration officials had hoped. And the rumbles of discontent in Washington, along with the implied threat that she could cancel the visit entirely, may have played a part in this week’s sudden flurry of Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy.
The State Department is making it clear that despite Palestinian demands for more direct U.S. intervention, Albright will be mostly assessing the status of Israeli-Palestinian talks, not serving as an intermediary.

Museum Lands On Political Battlefield

02/12/1999
Staff Writer
A dispute between City Hall and Albany over funding for New York's Holocaust museum has placed the institution in an uncomfortable political spotlight, making some Jewish leaders uneasy. "People are embarrassed by the bickering between the mayor and governor over the museum," said one official of a major communal organization, who requested anonymity to avoid friction with either official. "As much as they admire and respect this institution, they are uncomfortable that government dollars are required for its expansion."
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