The Holocaust Museum in Washington
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The Holocaust Museum in Washington

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Call Number940.5318 W42h
Dates1995; ©1995
Statement of ResponsibilityJeshajahu Weinberg and Rina Elieli.
Creators & ContributorsWeinberg, Jeshajahu (author)
Elieli, Rina (author)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (subject)
Summary"This is the inside story of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, told by the very people who developed the museum as a place for learning, communicating, and remembering. The book conveys the dedication to truth and scholarship that is the foundation of the Holocaust Memorial Museum, and details the museum's role in presenting evidence of lives and events that must never be forgotten." —Book jacket of hardcover edition
Contents
  • Foreword / Chaim Potok
  • Preface
  • Creating a Living Museum
    • A Museum of a Different Kind
    • The Educational Mission
    • How It All Began
  • The Building
    • A Resonator of Memory
    • Art in Public Spaces
  • The Exhibition
    • A Narrative Museum
    • The Planning Team
    • Conceptual Design
    • The Circulation Path
    • Search for Exhibits
    • Audiovisual Programs
    • The Content Committee
    • Choosing the Exhibits
    • The Visitor and the Victim
  • The Values and Principles of a Living Museum
    • Commitment to Historical Truth
    • Including All Victims
    • Thematic Demarcation Lines
    • American and Jewish Aspects
    • Communal and Political Demands
    • The Museum as a Voice of Morality
  • The Activities: Education, Collection, and Research
    • In Pursuit of the Educational Mission
    • Reaching Out to the Youngest
    • Learning On Your Own: The Wexner Learning Center
    • Supplementing the Permanent Exhibition
    • The Silent Witnesses
    • The Fifth Floor: The Holocaust Research Institute
  • The People Who Did It
  • From the Book of Comments
Physical Description 200 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 30 cm
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Rizzoli in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
NotesIncludes index