Echoes of Memory; Volume I

Washington DC: United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2003. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 8.5 inches by 8.5 inches. [4], vi, 86 pages. Cover has some wear and soiling. Small tears at spine. Ink notation, blurred, on front cover. Foreword by Elizabeth Anthony. Introduction by Margaret Peterson. Sections by Erika Eckstut, Frank Ephraim, Manya Friedman, Fritz Glucksetin, Nesse Godin, Pete Philipps, Charlene Schiff, Flora Singer, and Esther Rosenfeld Starobin. Illustrations. Some of the contents are identified as works of fiction--the others are nonfiction. This is one of the publications that marked the 10th anniversary of the Holocaust Museum, which was dedicated in 1993. The Museum offers its survivor volunteers the Memory Project writing workshop as a means of recounting their experiences, whether in biographical accounts or in fictional form. These workshops have met the needs of many survivors who wanted to tell their story but who had not previously had the right place or time to do so. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is the United States' official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. It is dedicated to helping leaders and citizens of the world confront hatred, prevent genocide, promote human dignity, and strengthen democracy. Since its dedication on April 22, 1993, the museum has had nearly 40 million visitors, including more than 10 million school children, 99 heads of state, and more than 3,500 foreign officials from over 211 countries and territories. The museum's visitors came from all over the world, and less than 10 percent of the museum's visitors are Jewish. Its website had 25 million visits in 2008, from an average of 100 countries daily. Thirty-five percent of these visits were from outside the United States. The USHMM's collections contain more than 12,750 artifacts, 49 million pages of archival documents, 85,000 historical photographs, a list of over 200,000 registered survivors and their families, 1,000 hours of archival footage, 93,000 library items, and 9,000 oral history testimonies. It also has teacher fellows in every state in the United States and, since 1994, almost 400 university fellows from 26 countries. Researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum have documented 42,500 ghettos and concentration camps created by the Nazis throughout German-controlled areas of Europe from 1933 to 1945. Though the museum is located geographically in the same cluster as the Smithsonian museums, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is an independent entity, with its own governance structure. However, the museum and the Smithsonian regularly participate in joint projects. Condition: Good.

Keywords: Erika Eckstut, Frank Ephraim, Manya Friedman, Fritz Glucksetin, Nesse Godin, Pete Philipps, Charlene Schiff, Flora Singer, Esther Rosenfeld Starobin, Jews, Holocaust, Biographical, Memoirs, Survivors

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