Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum

| April 28, 2011

Title:  Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum

Author:  Linenthal, Edward T.

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Call No.:  D804.175 .W375 2001

From the Publisher:

Since its first year in 1993, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has attracted more than 15 million visitors, sometimes at the rate of 10,000 a day, each of whom has walked away with an indelible impression of awe in the face of the unimaginable. This lively, honest, behind-the-scenes account details the emotionally complex fifteen-year struggle surrounding the museum’s birth.

About the Author:

Edward T. Linenthal is professor of religious studies at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He is the author of The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory and Sacred Ground: Americans and their Battlefields.

On the Web: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum