This Sunday we were supposed to go to my in-laws and watch the service on-line while eating breakfast. Unfortunately their A/C went out so we opted for Mimi’s. Then decided we should visit the Museum of Tolerance.
If you’ve never had the privilege to go, you really should. The way the museum has been able to capture and share all the information from that time period and express it in such a way that you, the “traveler”, feel as though you are there, experiencing the time period, the propaganda, and the prejudice is amazingly well done.
I was left truly speechless as we walked through the tour and experienced what it must have been like to be subjected to such animalistic behavior as a Jew and to see the brainwashing of the Germans (the rest of the world, for that matter) by the propaganda that spread. I was appalled to see the lack of world wide action when all this brutality was taking place. It truly was only by God’s grace that even some Jews survived such horrible treatment.
We also went into the Tolerance portion of the Museum, where we learned about the prejudice that is still going on in our world and what we can do to help. We took quizzes and learned a lot about sex trafficking, child labor, and terrorism. It was enlightening, to say the least.
I was shocked to find that there are still two other parts to the museum that we were not able to see, due to lack of time, but I will most certainly be returning.
Check out the website for more information, hours of operation, and fees.