Beth Shalom

Beth Shalom

Beth Shalom is a Holocaust memorial center near Laxton in Nottinghamshire in England. Opened in 1995, it is England's only Holocaust memorial.Cite web|url=|title=Holocaust Museum Put on Hold|accessdate=2008-03-19|year=2008-03-05|author=Deborah Linton|work=Manchester Evening News] The centre 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. Cite web|url=|title=We Found Love in a World of Horror|accessdate=2008-03-20|year=2004-02-15|author=James Smith|work=Sunday Mercury] Cite web|url=|title=In Memory of Tomorrow|accessdate=2008-03-20|publisher=Asia Africa Intelligence Wire|year=2002-10-11|author=Ori Golan|work=Jerusalem Post]

The museum seeks to educate primary school students about the Holocaust through their primary exhibit on children's experiencesCite web|url=|title=Holocaust Exhibit Targets Pupils|accessdate=2008-03-20|year=2005-03-18|work=BBC News] funded in part by a lottery grant of nearly 500,000GBP.Cite web|url=|title=Lotto Boost for Beth Shalom Centre and Arts|accessdate=2008-03-20|publisher=Europe Intelligence Wire|year=2005-03-19|work=Nottingham Evening Post] The centre was the site of Prince Harry's education about the Holocaust following an incident during which he wore a Nazi costume.Cite web|url=|title=Royal Nazi Row: Prince to be Sent to Holocaust Exhibition|accessdate=2008-03-20|year=2005-01-15|author=Terry Kirby|work=The Independent]


External links

* [ The Beth Shalom Holocaust Web Centre]
* [ The Holocaust Centre]

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