5 Facts About Holocaust Memorial Museum

1. In July 2001, the provocative slogan The Holocaust Memorial Museum never happened appeared in newspaper advertisements and on billboards seeking donations of $2 million for the memorial.

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2. Since its dedication on April 22, 1993, the Holocaust Memorial Museum has had nearly 40 million visitors, including more than 10 million school children, 99 heads of state, and more than 3,500 foreign officials from over 211 countries.

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3. Since the Holocaust Memorial Museum's opening, traveling exhibitions, public programs, and Days of Remembrance commemorations have extended the reach of the institution's resources across the United States and abroad.

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4. In 2015, the Holocaust Memorial Museum broke ground on the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections, Conservation, and Research Center, a state-of-the-art home for the Museum's collection of record on the Holocaust.

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5. In 1994, the Holocaust Memorial Museum dedicated the plaza on Raoul Wallenberg Place to General Dwight David Eisenhower and the soldiers who fought under his command.

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