Posted October 14, 2018 08:00:52This article is part of our coverage of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
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The International Holocaust Memorial Museum, an American organization that houses hundreds of thousands of Nazi and Nazi-era documents, opened its Holocaust section in October, and the museum says the museum is committed to “encouraging the sharing of historical facts and information through the use of media, cultural and educational platforms.”
The Holocaust is also a topic that has been at the center of a number of recent debates in the United States.
On Monday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to call for the “reopening of the Auschwitz Museum.”
The president’s tweet comes after months of pressure from Jewish groups and the administration to do so, and comes as Congress considers a bill to reopen the Holocaust Memorial, which was destroyed by an act of terrorism in 2016.
The Museum of Tolerance, a Jewish-run organization, said in a statement that it has worked closely with the Trump administration to create an inclusive Holocaust section and that the museum “remains committed to working with any and all groups and individuals who wish to share their own stories about the holocaust.”