Library of Congress – James Madison Memorial Building

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James Madison Memorial Building

The James Madison Memorial Building is located between First and Second Streets on Independence Avenue SE. The building was constructed from 1971 to 1976, and serves as the official memorial to President James Madison.

The Madison Building is also home to the Mary Pickford Theater, the “motion picture and television reading room” of the Library of Congress. The theater hosts regular free screenings of classic and contemporary movies and television shows.

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The Vault is two football fields long!

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Habte M Tecleamariam, Senior Reference Librarian at the Map Division at the Library Of Congress and Edward David Luft discussing maps

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For more info visit:

Map Division

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My excellent guide, Edward D Luft

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The birth certificate of America

 

Library of Congress
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Flag of the Library of Congress[citation needed]
Established April 24, 1800; 216 years ago
Location Washington, D.C.
Coordinates 38°53′19″N 77°00′17″WCoordinates38°53′19″N 77°00′17″W
Branches N/A
Collection
Size 23,892,068 catalogued books in the Library of Congress Classification system; 5,711 incunabula (books printed before 1500), 14,067,260 monographs and serials, music, bound newspapers, pamphlets, technical reports, and other printed material; and 122,810,430 items in the nonclassified (special) collections:

160,775,469 total Items[1]

Access and use
Circulation Library does not publicly circulate
Population served 535 members of the United States Congress, their staff, and members of the public
Other information
Budget $598,402,000[1]
Director Carla Hayden (Librarian of Congress)
Staff 3,224[1]
Website www.loc.gov

 

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 With Karen Fishman, supervisor

Motion Picture, Broadcasting & Recorded Sound Division

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My Visit To US Holocaust Memorial Museum

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

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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

 

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My photos:

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The Permanent Exhibition:

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Photos from Ejszyski, a Litvak shtetl

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Ghettos

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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

https://www.ushmm.org/online/film/display/detail.php?file_num=5216

Visit the Nasielsk KehilaLink:

http://kehilalinks.jewishgen.org/nasielsk

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