Preserving Artifacts, Memories of Holocaust Survivors
Since 1993, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., has worked to educate visitors about the millions of people imprisoned and killed in the 1930s and ‘40s by Nazi Germany. The exhibit’s permanent collection is replete with artifacts of everyday life during the Holocaust that curators have gathered from around the world, including those from Chicago.
One of the museum’s curators is in Chicago this week meeting with survivors and acquiring new artifacts.
Susan Snyder, associate curator at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, joins Chicago Tonight to discuss the museum’s work.
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