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January 1, 2018

The story of Anne Frank

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 4:00 pm

I wrote about Anne Frank in an old blog post, which you can still read at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/02/18/anne-frank-what-if/

I wrote the blog post, cited above, 8 years ago. There is still a great interest in the Anne Frank story, so I am posting it again.

The US Holocaust Museum is in the news

Filed under: Holocaust — furtherglory @ 11:02 am

You can read about the United States Holocaust Museum in this news article: http://siouxcityjournal.com/business/local/people/usd-law-professor-attending-seminar-at-holocaust-museum/article_6e734822-074f-593c-aae1-99c25ac3f4cf.html

The following quote is from the news article:

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VERMILLION, S.D. – University of South Dakota School of Law professor Tom Simmons will attend the Jack and Anita Hess Seminar for Faculty hosted at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum this month.

“I am very honored to have been selected to participate in the seminar and spending a week at the U.S. Holocaust Museum with scholars and educators from across the country,” said Simmons. “I look forward to learning more about the fate of the Roma and Sinti during the Holocaust and adding to my toolkit of teaching skills.”

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I have a section about the US Holocaust Museum on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/USHMM/Intro.html

The following quote is from my website:

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In 1993, sixty years after Hitler’s reign of terror began, the long awaited US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, was dedicated by President William Jefferson Clinton on April 22nd. The date commemorated the 50ieth anniversary of the month-long battle in Poland’s Warsaw ghetto uprising, between the Nazis and the Jewish resistance fighters. Ironically, on the opening day of our national museum, which memorializes the genocide of the European Jews, another genocidal religious war was taking place in Europe between the Bosnians and the Serbs.

The museum building, shown in the photo above, which incorporates symbolic design features that are intended to be evocative of the Holocaust, was done in a modern architectural style, which Hitler would have called “degenerate.” The USHMM was not designed to be a dull, boring documentation of historical fact, but rather it is intended to be an intensely personal experience in which the building itself is part of the exhibit. Nothing is spared to convey the horror of the Nazi tyranny and the annihilation of the Jews in Europe.

For visitors who know little or nothing about the Holocaust, this is a gut-wrenching experience which could cause nightmares; it is not recommended for children under 11 years of age. However, a special exhibit, called Daniel’s Story, which is based on a book of fiction, is designed to introduce children as young as 6 to the basic facts of the Holocaust.

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The Holocaust Museum is the white building on the left side of the photo

Note that the Washington Monument is in the background of my photo above. You can see more photos of the Museum on my website at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/USHMM/Exterior.html