U.S. Holocaust Museum opens conservation center
Holocaust survivors say the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s new conservation and research center will speak for them long after they are gone.
About two-dozen survivors marked Holocaust Remembrance Day by attending the center’s opening in the suburbs of the nation’s capital on Monday.
A tiny wicker chair designed for a doll, but used by a child in hiding, is one of the thousands of artifacts inside.
Louise Lawrence-Israels, 75, of Bethesda, received the chair on her second birthday, as she hid from the Nazis in an Amsterdam attic about five blocks from where diarist Anne Frank also was hiding.
The state-of-the-art facility has 103,000 square feet for artifacts, with room for expansion.