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APR 28, 2011

Mike's Views: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Hagy Belzberg Architect 2011

In observance of National Holocaust Week, Donna and I joined a group of friends for a tour of the Los Angeles Holocaust Museum on April 28, 2011. Set on a wedge of parkland between Pan Pacific Park and Farmer's Market, you might actually miss seeing it. Barely rising above ground level, the museum is mostly below grade, reminding me of the megalithic passage tomb mound I observed on a visit to Newgrange on the eastern side of Ireland. The undulating walls and walkways of the museum mimic the rolling landscape of the park. Inside the exhibits are a sober reminder of the evils mankind is capable of. Everyone should experience it!

Located at 100 South The Grove Drive in the Fairfax neighborhood of Los Angeles.