Through the Holocaust, Teach Tolerance
This museum is really about education. It communicates the importance of tolerance, love, and acceptance of anyone, no matter where they come from, what their past was, who they are today, or what they believe. This is as important now as it ever was, perhaps more so.
A lot of hurtful, harmful words and acts are not driven by hate but by ignorance. Education counters ignorance, and does so in a loving way, rather than a punishing way. And while there are people who hate, we don’t fight hate with hate. This museum is a chance to defuse hate with love, education, and spirituality. Our vision for it is to be a beacon of light, and to inform the younger generation especially.
The Holocaust changed the world. And we need to remember it, because it’s our history, and you can’t forget your history. But this isn’t just about remembering. We can do something with it. That is what’s driving this vision for a museum.
We want to preserve our past, not to dwell on it, but to propel ourselves and others into the future. People can do extraordinary things, and can change the direction of the future. There is value in reaching one person at a time through a museum like this. Even in our little corner of the world, there is huge potential to create a ripple effect.
We aren’t envisioning a museum that creates a depressing experience for guests, though it will be an honest experience. Our hope is that by the time you leave, you’ll be uplifted. This is about growth, rebirth, and light. The ultimate emphasis is on what lies ahead. How are we going to be toward each other going forward?
This museum will be a place for everyone. And it will have a life and spirit of its own, perpetually evolving with our world.