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Beth Shalom Holocaust Museum

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Beth Shalom Holocaust Museum

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Basic Information

Location NG22 0PA
Phone number +44 1623 836627
Country United Kingdom
City Nottinghamshire

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility yes
Geographical Coordinates 53.19605,-0.95261


Summary

Beth Shalom is a Holocaust memorial center near Laxton in Nottinghamshire, England. Opened in 1995, it is England's only Holocaust museum. The center was founded by brothers James and Stephen Smith following a 1991 visit to Israel during which a trip to Yad Vashem changed the way they looked at history and the Holocaust.

The museum seeks to educate primary school students about the Holocaust through their primary exhibit on children's experiences, funded in part by a lottery grant of nearly £500,000.


Special discoveries

Prince Harry was educated about the Holocaust at the center following an incident when he wore a Nazi costume.


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