Went to the Museum of Tolerance today...

  1. And for one of the few times in my life, I was simply speechless. (believe me, it doesn't happen often) The whole experience was very moving. It has different interactive exhibits on racism, hate groups, refugees and political prisoners, and the largest, on the Holocaust. Just insane what we human can inflict upon each other.... I feel like it was really important for people to see, though, what can happen when no one takes a stand, and when ordinary everyday people suddenly become OK with extrordinarily evil happenings...Anyway, it was an awesome experience, if you're ever in L.A., try to find time to see it!! They have a website too, http://www.wiesenthal.com/mot/it's good but not as good as the real thing.
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  3. by   JailRN
    kelligrl, know what you mean, live in LA and used to do home health-long time ago, had a patient that was documented to be the only female ever to survive being IN the gas chamber,She came to us with CA of the breast, had radiation and got burned-great, just what this woman needs, she flashed back to the holocost and spoke like it was happening. Then she talked about how she was made to throw her newborn girl into the ovens, I used to come out in tears, and I too am a tough cookie. Later, Stephen Spielburg did his documantart and they interviewed her, her husband and her brother, Leo.( Leo was a feisty little man, who, every time his sister had and asthma attack and had to be rushed to the hospital, would get loud,and obnoxious, until she was treated. The security guards ant the local jewish hospital, were mostly large African American men, would try to reason with him and get him to calm down or get out, and Leo would stand up to them and say'Well. Mr Security guard, you think you're so tough? I've stood up to tougher uniforms than you have and won." He was a piece of work, but he always got his sister what she needed, bless his heart) . The museum is really something to see. I think they're included.
  4. by   live4today
    Wow! I didn't even know there was a Museum of Tolerance! Thanks for providing the link. I bookmarked it to review later. It saddens me to read that kind of stuff. Hard to fathom mankind can be so cruel and evil to one another.