Museum of the Holocaust –
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, originally opened in 1961, is the oldest holocaust museum in United States. It started with a group of holocaust survivors taking English as a second language classes got together to share their experiences. They decided to set up the place to memorialize their dead and help to educate the world so that no one would ever forget by displaying the photograph and artifacts carried with them from the Holocaust era.
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The new $15.5-million museum was re-opened in last fall of 2010. Santa Monca baesd architect Hagy Belzberg designed the musuem to blend into its surroundings. It’s rooftop paths seem like extensions of the walkways in Pan Pacific Park. The Museum’s architecture and layout play significant roles in how you experience your visit. You will notice the rooms descending and decreasing in light as you progress towards the darkest part of history; from there you will ascend and return to a world of normalcy and illumination. Implanting a lasting impression of remembrance for each visitor to take home.
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