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Holocaust Museum, Buenos Aires

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Basic Information

Location -34.59823, -58.38974
Phone number +( 5411) 4811-3588
Country Argentina
City Buenos Aires

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.museodelholocausto.org.ar/
Geographical Coordinates -34.59823,-58.38974


Summary

The Holocaust Museum of Buenos Aires is intended to keep alive the memory of the Shoah and disseminate what happened during the genocide of the Jewish people to Argentina society, collecting an extensive archive of documents and personal items donated by those who suffered persecution and immigrated from Europe.

General

Efforts to create the museum began in the mid-1990's, when the memory of the Holocaust Foundation began collecting stories, testimonies, documents and personal belongings of Holocaust survivors in Argentina. After receiving the Building U-Usina "Montevideo" National Government Company Italo-Argentina de Electricidad , in the neighborhood of Recoleta, the contest where the winner was chosen proposal developed Dujovne-Hirsch and Grinberg-Dwek-Sartorio Iglesias , and remodeling began in August 1999.

The work progressed rapidly, by the construction Fiwolco SA, and the new museum was inaugurated on 25 September of 2000 , with an exhibition dedicated to Anna Frank , shortly after that in Berlin opening the Jewish Museum designed by Daniel Libeskind .


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