My Visit To US Holocaust Memorial Museum


This was my first visit to the USHMM. My last visit to Washington DC was before the museum opened in 1980.


Map of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 

Museum in Washington, D.C., United States of America
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is the United States’ official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history. Wikipedia
Address100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW, Washington, DC 20024, United States



My photos:
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The Permanent Exhibition:

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Photos from Ejszyski, a Litvak shtetl
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Three Minutes in Poland by Glenn Kurtz

A remarkable story which takes place in Nasielsk, Poland in 1938. Nasielsk is where my wife’s Reitstein / Rotsztejn family come from.

The original film is at the Steven Spielberg Film and Video Archive at USHMM

Visit the Nasielsk KehilaLink:

A Stone with a Story by Richard Shavei Tzion


The following article was written by my wife’s cousin, Richard Shavei Tzion.

It has just appeared in Ezra magazine in Israel.

Richard has kindly given me permission to repost it.

He writes beautifully in addition to all the other amazing talents he has – see his bio.

Click on What I Call Beschert

On the subject of the Saevitzon family, below is a video of their Pesach Seder in Cape Town in 1954.

It includes the Bloch and Reitstein families.

Chag Pesach Sameach