|Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York and has worked in|
the ophthalmology field of medicine for over 30 years.
|One of the exhibits at the Holocaust museum in Los Angeles.|
Another example of mans inhumanity to man.
Photo by Judith Whitehead
Recently we were visiting my son in L.A. and thought we would drive down to the old Jewish Section of Los Angeles. It has changed quite a bit from years gone by and has been greatly populated by other ethnic groups along with closed down properties. In the middle of the area was built a new Holocaust museum about 4 yrs ago which is a fortress of concrete and security checkpoints. You are buzzed in for underground free parking and follow an elevator to the entrance inside the building, questioned as to your reason for entering and given a pair of headphones and an I-phone.
The museum is much smaller than ones we had been to before; the museum in Washington is much bigger. So much concrete
surrounds the museum that an I-phone has no signal down there. Each picture was numbered and you were given the option to listen with your headphones about the story behind the photo. It took us 1-2 hours to listen to many stories and we didn't even hear all of them. There is a testimonial wall of those that have recorded their stories as well. They do have free tours during the day to follow.
It is set up much differently than our Washington museum with more talking and less artifacts but still very informative. A donation is suggested but not required. Since it is located around the corner from Cantors Famous Deli we felt the need to stop in and sample the great deli food they have to offer; can’t pass up a bowl of matzo ball soup and a lean corned beef sandwich.
The Deli looks like it too was preserved in time; it still has the look of the 50’s but the food is fresh as ever...
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