Witness to the Holocaust
Survivors who worked to build the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center reflect on what the new museum means to them.
I have watched the new museum grow from groundbreaking to its completion. It is a dream come true not only for those who conceived the idea and went forward with it, but to those of us who have been affiliated with the museum in different capacities. I am awed by the thought that my grandchildren will be able to bring their children to the museum and show them, “Grandma taught children like you about the Holocaust because she felt it was important for young people to know about it and confirm that it really happened.”
I hope this museum will serve as an educational center to fight prejudice for many years to come. Congratulations to all whose hard work made this dream come to fruition.