Holocaust museums shift focus:
Less testimony and more tolerance
Yad Vashem/USHMM
Yad Vashem, at left, was built in 1957 and educates about the Holocaust in a very different way than the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, which opened in 1993.
By Jordana Rothstein Published: 04/21/2005

NEW YORK, April 21 (JTA) — The Holocaust is still being remembered — just not the way it used to be.
Sixty years after its end, an increasing number of cities have built architectural testimony to the Holocaust. Twenty-six cities in the

have built monuments or established research foundations or educational centers.

Holocaust museums and memorials have shifted the nature of remembrance, moving away from the emphasis on testimony and defiance toward the teaching of tolerance and understanding, according to several Holocaust experts.