I visited Tolerance Museum last summer with my friend. It is located in Los Angeles, California. First, I just went there because my friend asked me to come there with them for fun. But when I came there, I really was attracted because of the unordinary museum. The first impression of the museum is that at the entrance we were divided into two groups and we must make a decision to entrance two different places inside the museum. It looked like a game and visitors were so excited when they chose the right place they want. It was really fun for me to start a tour of museum.
According to the guider of the museum, this museum is “Holocaust museum, racism and prejudice museum”. The museum exhibits a lot of pictures of the Holocaust of Jewish. When I visited the Hall of Testimony, the first time I heard and saw the video of the stories of the Holocaust victims and survivors. The video talked about how survivors passed their misery and how they lived after the “terrible disaster”. Some visitors cried and I understood the pain inside their souls. I am a Vietnamese and didn’t know about Holocaust much. I just heard a little bit about it. But the first time seeing these pictures, I was so empathy for them. This one is an unforgettable experience in my life.
The museum was established by Simon Wiesenthal, a survivor of the Nazi death camps. And it opened to the public in 1993. He explained the target of the museum is that “When history looks back, I want people to know the Nazis weren’t able to kill millions of people and get away with it”. His work stands as a reminder and a warning for future generations. Besides the arm of showing the evil of Nazi, the museum also has educational arm for children in Simon Wiesenthal Center. It motivates the children’s thinking about their future. Some of kids wrote about the museum after their trips: “The thing I see other people do and say to resist the racism, terrorism and prejudice”, or a 17-year- old student...
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