LA oks Holocaust museum building

The Los Angeles City Council approved a plot of land as the permanent home of the Museum of the Holocaust.The site approved this week is in the centrally located Pan Pacific Park.Conceived by a group of Holocaust survivors, LAMH has been
housed in a series of temporary quarters since its opening in 1978. The
new $6-$10 million structure, expected to open its doors in late 2009,
will be largely underground and adjoins the existing Martyrs Monument.
More modest and less famous than the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum
of Tolerance in Los Angeles, LAMH serves primarily as an educational
venue for students from public, private and parochial schools.
Currently, some 9,000 students, largely from Latino and other minority
communities, visit the museum and its survivor-led tours annually, a
figure that is expected to double and triple with the opening of the
new building.

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