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SEP 30, 2013

Museum of the Holocaust in L.A. names new executive director

By: David Ng


The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust said on Monday that it has named Samara Hutman as its new executive director. Hutman -- who comes from Remember Us, a Holocaust education organization -- will report to museum President E. Randol Schoenberg.

Hutman served as executive director of Remember Us since 2011. Remember Us works with middle and high schools to promote Holocaust awareness. She will officially begin her new job at the L.A. Museum of the Holocaust on Tuesday.

At the museum, Hutman will take on the executive director role that Schoenberg had filled on a temporary basis. Mark Rothman previously served as the organization's executive director before stepping down this year.

The museum opened its new facility in Pan Pacific Park in 2010. The complex, which had an estimated price tag of $20 million, was designed by architect Hagy Belzberg and his Santa Monica firm, Belzberg Architects. 

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