Thursday, May 13, 2010

Extension for Berlin Jewish Museum

Berlin's Jewish Museum unveiled plans to help in its growing role in teaching people about the Holocaust.

Since opening in 2001 in central Berlin, the museum has attracted more than six million people from all over the world, with 750,000 visiting in 2009 alone.

In the same period the number of education projects organized by the museum has more than doubled, with thousands of school groups visiting every year in addition to hundreds of educational events taking place.


Together with its growing archive and library holdings, this has resulted in an "acute" lack of space, the museum said.


The museum tells the story of 2,000 years of Jewish history in Germany, with special focus on the murder of six million Jews by the Nazis, including through the poignant use of empty space.(AFP)

Click here for the entire article and here to visit the museum website.

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