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Washington Holocaust museum to open exhibition on Syrian genocide

An exhibition on genocide in Syria is to open at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.

In addition to documenting Nazi crimes, the Holocaust Museum, on Washington’s National Mall, is also tasked with alerting against modern-day genocides. As such, the Syrian civil war is on the museum’s watchlist as one of the most serious ongoing mass atrocities.

“We want people to leave our permanent exhibition on the Holocaust, where they might ask themselves ‘What would I have done had I been in Germany in the 1930s?’” said Cameron Hudson, director of the museum’s center for prevention of genocide. “And then walk into this room on Syria and they can ask themselves, ‘What am I going to do now, what am I going to do today?’”

Read more on Forward.com.