Illinois Holocaust Museum to open April 2009
SKOKIE | Survivor previews $45 million site opening in April

November 12, 2008
BY ANDREW HERRMANN Staff Reporter

When neo-Nazi Frank Collin applied for a permit to march in Skokie in 1977, he expected a strong reaction from the heavily Jewish suburb.

He got one. A group of Jews, many of them survivors of Adolf Hitler’s efforts to erase their people, hatched the idea of a local Holocaust museum.

“Frank Collin, that guy has to be turning in his grave,” said Richard Hirschhaut, executive director for the new $45 million museum, set to open April 19.

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