By Deb Flomberg
There are a lot of important museums throughout the United States and in California, however the Museum of Tolerance is one of the most important and crucial museums to open in the last 30 years. The Museum of Tolerance has won the Global Peace and Tolerance Award from the Friends of the United Nations, and it is a destination focused on challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both contemporary and historic contexts. This is much more than a museum filled with artifacts and photographs; the Museum of Tolerance is designed to remind visitors that it is important to act upon discrimination and not just learn about it. With more than 250,000 people visiting this impressive museum every year, it is clear that this is one destination that you’ll want to make time to see.
When you first start exploring this museum, you’ll most likely start out at the Holocaust Exhibit. This 70-minute dramatic presentation includes sound and light and it will guide you through the events that occurred during World War II. Much like the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC, each visitor will receive a different photo passport with the story of someone from the Holocaust. However, at this museum, all photo passports are of children. At the end of the tour your passport is updated and you’ll find out the fate of the child who’s photo you hold. It’s a powerful and crucial element in a museum such as this, as it helps to put a face and a human side to the hugely daunting numbers from the horrors of the Holocaust.
Make sure not to miss the Tolerance Center, which will focus on the issues of intolerance that you encounter on a daily basis. You’ll see different exhibits dedicated to everything from bullying to hate speech to drunk driving, exploitation of women and children and so much more. It is this piece of the museum that brings the impact into modern day, making it an important part of your visit.
Your visit to the Museum of Tolerance is going to be an emotional and powerful journey through some very difficult times in human history. Make sure that you set out and enjoy your trip to and from this museum and arrive in the 2014 E-Class Wagon from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. You’ll be so glad to have such a comfortable car to relax in on your ride home, plus you’ll have a lot of room for all your friends and family, ensuring a lively and important discussion for the drive back.
Deb Flomberg grew up in the mountains, developed a love for the beach and has found happiness on the open road. She is now a freelance writer, theater professional and travel enthusiast happy to be writing about the things she loves most.
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