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Its purpose is to educate the public about the horrors of the holocaust and to tell the story of the childeren who survived. Further, visitors learn about the experiments twins were forced to endure. "Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it." has become the basis for the museum's efforts to educate and enlighten about the Holocaust. The slogan of the Museum is "Let us remove hatred and prejudice from the world and let it begin with me. " C.A.N.D.L.E.S. which stands for Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors is the only museum of its kind in the State of Indiana.
C.A.N.D.L.E.S. Holocaust Museum

Terre Haute, Indiana - USA

Between 1942 and 1945 the German occupying power arrested and deported more than one hundred thousand Dutch Jews and foreign Jewish refugees from the Netherlands.The museum houses a permanent exhibition on the history of camp Westerbork, with many original photographs, documents, drawings, paintings, images, maps, and objects from Westerbork. The documentation centre houses a collection of books, documents, photographs, and videotapes, which are all available for research. Visitors can consult the Memorial Books of the Oorlogsgravenstichting (War Graves Foundation). They record the names of more than 140,000 Dutchmen who were killed during World War II and who did not receive a proper burial.
Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork

Hooghalen - The Netherlands

The main aim of this museum is to teach both the history of the Holocaust and the dangers of hatred and prejudice. The permanent exhibit forms the core of Holocaust Museum Houston, which is entitled Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers. This exhibit is unique in its emphasis on Houston-area Holocaust survivors. The tour takes visitors through the origination of Judaism and life before World War II, to the rise of the Nazi Party and the Holocaust, through the aftermath of the Final Solution.
Holocaust Museum Houston

Houston, Texas - USA

The Museum - symbol of the Holocaust - is engaged in a variety of activities. It preserves and secures post-camp objects and buildings, as well as acquiring, studying, and providing access to documents and other items of historical value as photographs, microfilms, negatives, etc. It also assembles mostly camp objects and items found at the site after being plundered from the victims of mass extermination on their arrival in the camp. The great majority (90%) consists of items found on the grounds: personal effects, clothing, shoes, and objects associated with the life, work, and extermination of the prisoners. The museum organizes temporary exhibitions that are presented at the Museum and elsewhere (in Poland and abroad) in order to educate the public about the Nazi occupation.
On April 6th, 1944, forty-four children who were being sheltered in the Izieu children's home and the seven adults in charge of them were arrested by the Lyon Gestapo and were gassed in the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. All that because they were Jewish. So an association was created, on Sabine Zlatin's initiative, with the aim of perpetuating the memory of the Izieu tragedy and turning the children's home into a memorial museum.
To give a fuller understanding of past events as well as to stimulate thought on crime against humanity the museum offers guided tours, a program of temporary exhibitions, conferences and workshops.
In Belgium nearly one out of two Jews perished during the Second World War. Furthermore, it is not only a museum about the deportation of Belgian Jews, but also about their resistance. Thanks to the support they received from the Belgian people, many managed to escape from their Nazi pursuers and their collaborators.
The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust opened to the public in September 1997. Its mission is to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the 20th century Jewish experience before, during, and after the Holocaust.
With more than 2,000 photographs, 800 artifacts, and 24 original documentary films, the Museum’s core exhibition combines archival material with modern media to provide a thoughtful and moving chronicle of history, keeping the memory of the past alive and offering hope for the future.
Museum of Jewish Heritage

New York City - USA

At Ravensbruck women’s concentration camp, the SS kept imprisoned more than 130.000 women and children, but also 20.000 men. Between 1939 and 1945, tens of thousands of them, coming from more than 40 nations, were killed. Today, Ravensbruck Memorial Museum keeps traces and records, enhances remembrance and research, and creates a place of active learning and encounter.

Ravensbruck Memorial Museum

Fürstenberg/Havel - Germany

The concentration camp in Lublin, commonly referred to as Majdanek, was the second largest Nazi camp of this type in Europe after Auschwitz. During his visit in Lublin in the second half of 1941, Heinrich Himmler, Reichsführer-SS (Reich SS Leader) and Chief of the German Police, decided that a camp should be established here. Originally, Majdanek was established as a prisoner-of-war camp, but it was later turned into both a concentration and death camp.
State Museum at Majdanek

Lublin - Poland

The Bergen-Belsen camp was originally created to hold people selected for exchange for German nationals held in Allied countries. In March 1944, Bergen-Belsen became a regular concentration camp, holding thousands of prisoners including the now famous Anne Frank.Located on the grounds of the former P.O.W. (Prisoner of War) and concentration camps, marked graves and monuments hold reminders of the suffering and deaths of its prisoners. A documentation centre illustrates the history of the camp and its victims.
The Bergen-Belsen Memorial

Lohheide - Germany

The Florida Holocaust Museum serves as a foundation for the future and is now the fourth largest Holocaust Center in the United States.
The Museum is dedicated to advancing public awareness, education, and understanding of the Holocaust, honoring the memory of millions of innocent people who suffered, struggled, and died in the Shoah.
Through a collection of photographs, testimonies, and historical artifacts relating to the Holocaust, the visitor is guided through the comprehensive Core Exhibit. Divided into twelve areas, each section depicts an aspect of the flourishing pre-war life in eastern Europe, the Holocaust, concentration camps, and ultimately, the birth of the State of Israel.
The Florida Holocaust Museum

St. Petersburg, Florida - USA

The Memorial with its permanent exhibition on the Mauthausen concentration camp and its satellite camps, is one of the most important "places of political learning" in this country. It was built by the SS in August 1938, five months after Austria's "anschluss" (annexation) to the German Reich.
On the area, there is the quarry, an important factor for choosing this location, and, at the same time, through its function as an instrument of exploitation and extermination, a symbol for Mauthausen; on the site, there are also numerous original buildings: several cemeteries, as well as the "ash dump", last resting place for victims hailing from almost all parts of Europe are situated on the site of the Memorial and form the core of this "place of commemoration".

The Museum of Tolerance is a high tech, hands-on experiential museum that focuses on two central themes through unique interactive exhibits: the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust - the ultimate example of man's inhumanity to man. The Museum, the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, was founded to challenge visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts.
The Museum of Tolerance

Los Angeles, California - USA

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. The Museum’s primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.
The Historical Museum is the central element of Yad Vashem. It presents the history of the Holocaust through photographs, artifacts, documents and audio-visual aids. The museum combines contemporary visual and textual documentation with artifacts and brief written explanations, to tell chronologically the story of the Holocaust from the Nazis' rise to power through the first postwar years, showing the progression of Nazi anti-Jewish policies from persecution to ghettoization and finally to systematic mass murder. The exhibition focuses on the protagonists of this darkest time in human history: the Germans and other perpetrators, and the Jews. The display places particular emphasis on Jewish responses in the Holocaust.
Yad Vashem's Historical Museum

Jerusalem - Israel

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