Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Program Name: 
New Museum Building in Pan Pacific Park
Grant Year: 
2008
Grant Type: 
Capital
Grant Amount: 
$50,000
Interest Area: 
Arts & Culture
Grant Purpose: 

The New Museum Building in Pac Pacific Park will be the museum's first permanent home in Pan Pacific Park.

Description: 

The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMH) was founded in the 1960s by a group of Holocaust Survivors who met at a Hollywood ESL class. Realizing that they each possessed photographs, artifacts, concentration camp uniforms, or other precious objects imbued with stories of lives, families and communities that deserved to be commemorated and preserved in perpetuity, they founded The LAMH as a place of memory. Exhibitions include an interpretive installation of the permanent collection and traveling exhibitions throughout the U.S.

Grant Quote: 

"The Foundation's support lends an important stamp of legitimacy to our capital campaign. The grant has already played an important role in a $500,000 grant from the S. Mark Taper Foundation. We expect to further leverage The Foundation's involvement as we continue to reach out to other foundations and individual donors." - Mark Rothman, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust