Saturday, 31 July 2010

Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is a national institution situated in a prominent location adjacent to The National Mall in Washington, DC however, it is not a constituent institution of the Smithsonian Institution. The museum is dedicated to documenting, studying, and interpreting the history of the Holocaust. It also serves as the United States' official memorial to the millions of European Jews and others killed during the Holocaust under directives of Nazi Germany.

The museum building sits on land that previously belonged to the United States Department of Agriculture. Two of the three annex buildings that sat on this property were demolished to build a museum whose design would be wholly about the Holocaust.

Architect: James Ingo Freed, FAIA, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Location: Washington, DC
Date: 1993
Style: Postmodern
Construction: stone cladding
Type: museum

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