U.S. Holo­caust Mu­seum opens con­ser­va­tion cen­ter

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO -

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.

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