US Holocaust Memorial Museum


LOOKING BACK • This is the design of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which began as an idea in 1978.  According to the memorial’s official website, President Jimmy Carter established the President’s Commission on the Holocaust, and charged it with the responsibility to submit a report on three significant issues: the creation of an appropriate memorial to those who perished in the Holocaust; the feasibility of creating and maintaining a memorial through contributions by the American people; and recommendations for appropriate ways the nation could commemorate Days of Remembrance each year for victims of the Holocaust.