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New Museum Memorializes Sichuan Earthquake Victims

Beichuan, the most heavily damaged town in the Sichuan earthquake zone, will soon become a museum and memorial to the victims of the May 12, 2008 earthquake.  The local government announced recently that the town’s ruins, including collapsed and leaning homes, … Continue reading

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Remembering to Remember at Holocaust Museums

I recently visited the Imperial War Museum London, a British national museum which seeks “to enable people to have an informed understanding of modern war and its impact on individuals and society” (mission statement). If you are hoping to learn about … Continue reading

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