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2014-01-23 12:26:45

New Display Tells One Holocaust Survivor's Story through Personal Possessions WASHINGTON, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will open a new exhibition, "Camilla's Purse," Jan. 24 in the Albert Small Documents Gallery. The exhibition examines the life of Holocaust survivor, Camilla Gottlieb, through a display of letters, official documents and personal possessions. The records, collected and secured by Gottlieb in a black...

2013-06-24 23:15:35

For the first time a story based in reality will be added to the archives of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This is part of the history of World War 2 that has been mostly untold till now. Los Angles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 It seems that the largest Holocaust museum in the US has included only a minor mention of what happened in Hungary, during the Holocaust, until now. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. will be including a copy of the book, “Through...

2013-01-25 23:01:22

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the online memorial website Memory Chest Memorials plans to donate half of all sales collected on Jan. 27, 2013 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 Memory Chest Memorials, an Internet-based memorial website, helps people make connections with friends and family members in the wake of losing a loved one. In addition to providing a much needed support network for people in...

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2011-05-03 09:36:03

Genealogy website Ancestry.com and the US Holocaust Museum are working together to fill gaps in some family histories with a project named The World Memory Project, AFP is reporting. The US Holocaust Museum is digitizing its records and allowing them to be accessed online. The opening of these records for online viewing is intended to increase sources of information about victims of the Holocaust, both Jewish and non-Jewish. The US Holocaust Memorial Museum said in a statement that the...

2010-04-08 10:00:00

CEREMONY TO BE WEBCAST LIVE ON THURSDAY, APRIL 15, AT 11:30 A.M. EDT AT www.ushmm.org WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In what may be one of their final national gatherings, 120 World War II veterans who helped liberate the Nazi concentration camps will reunite to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of the war and pay tribute to the survivors as well as their wartime comrades. The gathering will include those who entered the camps immediately as well as those who...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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