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Holocaust Museum LA is expanding for the next generation. 

UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

On November 15, 2023, Holocaust Museum LA officially broke ground on our Building Truth expansion project. The new Jona Goldrich Campus will allow us to keep survivor voices alive, increase our visibility, and amplify our reach and impact.

NEED.

Museum space is at capacity and requests for student tours and public workshops continue to increase. The number of visitors to the Museum has increased by 400% since 2011. As a result, we have been forced to turn away schools and tour groups. Ten years from now most survivors will be gone. We need to take every opportunity to hear their experiences and carry on their stories.

WHAT IS BUILDING TRUTH?

Building Truth is our extraordinary effort to raise $50M to create the Jona Goldrich Campus, designed by award-winning architect Hagy Belzberg, with new indoor and outdoor spaces that will double our footprint in Pan Pacific Park, allowing us to amplify our reach and impact, and increase our visibility.

 

A new Learning Center Pavilion along The Grove Drive, adjacent to the existing building, will include a dedicated theater for USC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony; a 200-seat theater for film screenings, concerts, conferences and public programs; outdoor reflective spaces; two classrooms for large student groups and programs for younger audiences; and 2,500 sq. ft. of special exhibit space. In addition, a new Boxcar Pavilion built to house an authentic boxcar found outside of Majdanek death camp in Poland will be constructed on top of the existing building.

THE EXPANSION
WILL

  • Increase our annual visitor capacity to 500,000 by 2030, including 150,000 students.

  • Enable us to expand our educational programs and preserve Holocaust survivor testimonies through cutting-edge technology, to keep students and the public informed, engaged, and connected.

  • Allow the Museum to display new and more exciting temporary and traveling exhibits than ever before, in addition to curating exhibits from our own collection.

For more information, please contact:
development@hmla.org

Click Here to see what we've raised to date.

Download the Building Truth brochure:

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Cayton-Goldrich Family Foundation & Goldrich Family Foundation

State of California

The Smidt Foundation

Bernard and Rena Shapiro Family Support Organization

Anonymous
GRoW @ Annenberg
Illuminate Foundation
Eugene Kapaloski
Marian Last
Leslie and Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Foundation
Paap Trust
S. Mark Taper Foundation
Stanley and Joyce Black Family Foundation
Sheryl and David Wiener

Claims Conference
Erwin Rautenberg Foundation

Anonymous (2)
Barbara and Fred Kort Foundation
Gail Buchalter and Warren Breslow
CalOES California State Nonprofit Security Grant Program
Edward A. & Ai O. Shay Family Foundation
Josh Flagg, Michael Flagg and Family
Roneet and Ken Kahan
Paul Kester
Stacey and Larry Kohl
Lynne and Nigel Ross Charitable Trust & Ricky Blair
Max H. Gluck Foundation
Mount Sinai Memorial Parks
Elizabeth Hirsh Naftali
Paulette and Ron Nessim
Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation
Corrine and Lenny Sands
Annette and Leonard Shapiro
Sondra and Marvin Smalley and Family
Nina and Yaniv Tepper
Dr. and Mrs. Joan Wellisch

Elsie de Wolfe Foundation
Mona Golabek
Galit Prince Hedaya and Josh Hedaya
Marcia and Ron Levenson
Lisa and Guy Lipa
Patsy Palmer and Arnold Palmer z”l

Anonymous
Jane and Hagy Belzberg
Diane and James Berliner
Bari Milken Bernstein and Fred Bernstein
Patty and Peter Best
Bucky Hazan Memorial
Judy and Mitchell Cohen
Aviva Covitz
Stella Dubey
Cynthia Fields
Flumenbaum Family
GOAT Group
Michele and Larry Gold
Jo and David Haimovitz
Ada and Jim Horwich
Karin Joffe
Susan and Stephen Kay
Miller Barondess, LLP
Dennis Moss
Lynn and Larry Neuberg
Judith Reichman
Jamie and Ken Rosenblood
Sam and Esther Freed Memorial
Manny z"l & Jackie Silverman and Keith & Lora Stolzenbach
Emily Tigerman & Nancy and Jeremy Halbreich

With Assistance from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany Supported by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future and by the German Federal Ministry of Finance

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