The Holocaust is really too big and too dark to fathom. It’s larger than life, larger than death, even larger than evil. The human mind can’t quite comprehend an evil that wants to destroy a whole race of humans — and succeeds in destroying about a third of it.
My daughter, Ilana, then a young college student, asked if she could go with me to the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, on April 22, 1993 (the date was tied to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising’s 50th anniversary). I said: “I will be leaving very early.” She responded: “I’ll be up.”
Thirteen years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.
The Polish government and the Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires inaugurated a two-day seminar about Janusz Korczak.
This November, approximately 100 high-school students from around the country will participate in the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Grosfeld Family National Youth Leadership Mission, an annual three-day trip to Washington, D.C., for students, with all expenses paid for by the ADL.
An angry exchange over the Zionist credentials of the incoming president of the Reform movement has intensified and exploded onto the public stage. The conflict pits the movement’s leadership against a group of dissidents who say they represent a growing number of Reform Jews upset by the movement’s “leftward shift.”
An 88-year-old white supremacist shot and killed a security guard Wednesday at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum before being shot by two other museum security guards.
Current and former members of the 55-person council and others connected to the museum say Zeidman helped bring a stability and professionalism that sometimes had been lacking in previous years.
After 47 years of waiting for a permanent home, everything seems to be moving quickly now for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. Museum officials and an impressive list of L.A. politicos broke ground Jan. 25 on the museum's future home at Pan Pacific Park, joined by the survivors who founded the first memorial of its kind in the United States nearly five decades ago.
If there is one thing the Bush White House excels at it is lowering expectations, and the administration spin machine was operating at full speed in the days leading up to President Bush's Middle East trip, which at press time on Tuesday was expected to begin on Wednesday.
Nearly 50 years after a group of survivors first conceived the project, the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) has cleared the last legal hurdle to build a permanent home.
Holocaust survivors are venting their anger at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington over its decision not to allow immediate electronic access to the long-secret records of the International Tracing Service at Bad Arolsen, Germany.
Next week's reopening of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust at its new location on Museum Row coincides with a string of events that will commemorate Yom HaShoah.