This museum is a must see for all school kids and their teachers. The museum is divided into two learning centres. The first is about tolerance, and the displays timeline the history of human rights and discrimination in the U.S. Interactive displays allow you to go further into the subject. The Learning Centres invites discussion and learning.
The Holocust museum uses a low-key Disney-ish display to tell the story of the Holocust; how and why Hitler came to power, why the Jews did not flee, why ordinary citizens willingly participated, and why some did not. It uses pictures and first person accounts to describe the ghettos, the rounding up, and transporting of Jews, Gypsies, the disabled, homosexuals and others. You can almost see what it must have been like. The tour is a brief (one hour) yet detailed overview. The tour serves as an introduction for the uninformed, a review for those who have studied, and a warning to those who are naive enough to believe it cannot happen again. As our guide pointed out, it already has, and still is.
There are also special displays and shows, check the web site for updates.
There is an artifacts museum on the upper floor, a cafeteria and underground, free parking. There is strict security, metal detectors, no food, drink or gum allowed inside!
Well worth a visit, though you will be in a somber mood afterwards!
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