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Selected Holocaust Museums and Memorials
Museum and Memorial Auschwitz-Birkenau
"A memorial and museum in Oświęcim (German: Auschwitz), Poland, which includes the German concentration camps Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau. It is devoted to the memory of the murders in both camps during World War II. The museum performs several tasks, among them research into the Holocaust."
Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center
"Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, is the ultimate source for Holocaust education, documentation and research. From the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem's integrated approach incorporates meaningful educational initiatives, groundbreaking research and inspirational exhibits."
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
"A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.... Located among our national monuments to freedom on the National Mall, the Museum provides a powerful lesson in the fragility of freedom, the myth of progress, and the need for vigilance in preserving democratic values. "
Holocaust Center of Northern California (San Francisco)
"The JFCS Holocaust Center is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties....Our Tauber Holocaust Library houses more than 12,000 volumes, an archive of more than 2,000 recorded oral histories, and many rare artifacts, memorabilia, and images documenting the Holocaust."
Memorial de la Shoah: Musee et Centre de Documentation (Paris, France)
"The Shoah Memorial is active in the areas of research, documentation, publishing (La Revue d’Histoire de la Shoah), teaching, adult training and, with the museum, cultural mediation through cultural activities and visits to places of remembrance."
National Holocaust Center and Museum (England)
"Our statement of purpose is to provide a permanent memorial to the victims of the Holocaust; offer an understanding of the causes and events of the Holocaust through a range of age-appropriate exhibitions and survivor testimonies and to present programmes of learning, based on the Holocaust, that encourage personal responsibility and the promotion of fairness and justice but also challenge learners to take positive action."