November 1, 2002
UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM LAUNCHES SPANISH–LANGUAGE WEB SITE
Washington, D.C. — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum announces the availability of a Spanish–language version of the Museum’s Web site, www.ushmm.org. The Spanish–language site contains articles from the Museum’s online Learning Center covering the history of the Holocaust and World War II; the ghettoization of Europe’s Jews; the Final Solution; and children in the Holocaust. The site includes, articles, survivors’ testimonies, historical photographs, film clips, and more. Articles on other topics will continue to be translated and added to the site. Access to the Spanish–language articles will also be available in the Museum’s Wexner Learning Center gallery. The Web site will also include a Spanish version of the Museum’s “Guidelines for Teaching About the Holocaust,” that can be downloaded.
“As a national institution, the Museum exists to serve all Americans, and these efforts will help make Holocaust history more accessible to Spanish–speaking Americans,” explains Fred Zeidman, Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the Museum's governing body. “It is an important step forward in broadening the scope of Holocaust education.”
To further serve the Spanish–speaking population, the Museum Shop carries El Mundo Lo Debe Saber, a Spanish–language edition of The World Must Know (Little, Brown & Company, 1993) by Michael Berenbaum. The World Must Know was published in conjunction with the opening of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Vividly illustrated with more than 100 photos and illustrations, the book tells the story of the Holocaust—from Hitler’s rise to power to the Nuremberg Trials—as presented in the Museum's Permanent Exhibition.
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is America’s national institution for the documentation, study and interpretation of Holocaust history, and serves as this country’s memorial to the millions of people murdered during the Holocaust. Since opening in April 1993, the Museum has welcomed more than 18.2 million visitors. The Museum’s primary mission is to advance and disseminate knowledge about this unprecedented tragedy; to preserve the memory of those who suffered; and to encourage its visitors to reflect upon the moral questions raised by the events of the Holocaust as well as their own responsibilities as citizens of a democracy.