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Wikipedia Description: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a national institution situated in a prominent location adjacent to The National Mall in Washington, D.C. (in between 14th and 15th streets SW); however, it is not a constituent institution of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum is dedicated to documenting, studying, and interpreting the history of the Holocaust. It also serves as the United States' official memorial to the millions of European Jews and others killed during the Holocaust under directives of Nazi Germany. While the United States government provided some funding for both the building and continued operations of the museum, a majority of the funding comes from private sources, Jewish movie director Steven Spielberg being amongst the most notable donors. The street that the museum is located on is named Raoul Wallenberg Place, after the Swedish diplomat who is believed to have saved 100,000 Jews in Hungary during the Second World War. The museum building sits on land that previously belonged to the United States Department of Agriculture. Two of the three annex buildings that sat on this property were demolished to build a museum whose design would be wholly about the Holocaust.
The US Congress authorized the creation of the museum in 1980, based on the 1979 report of the President's Commission on the Holocaust, established by Jimmy Carter. A Campaign to Remember, headed by Miles Lerman, raised approximately $190 million dollars for the construction of the museum and acquisition of artifacts. The museum was charged with maintaining a Committee on Conscience, to monitor and issue an " 'institutional scream' to alert the conscience of the world and spark public outcry" at the earliest signs of genocidal intent.
The building was designed by James Ingo Freed, of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Additionally, Maurice N Finegold, FAIA, of Finegold Alexander + Associates Inc, wa ...More...
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2018 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Trips this year:
(February) a Civil War Trust conference in Greenville, NC,
(May/June) an American Battlefield Trust conference in Newport News, VA,
(July) my 13th consecutive trip to San Diego Comic-Con via Reno, Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,
(August) 2 two-day trips to New York City,
(September) an American Battlefield Trust dinner in Chicago, IL with on route visits to Charleston, WV, Louisville, KY, Saint Louis, MO, and Toledo, OH,
(October) another two-day trip to New York City for the New York Comic Con.