Holocaust memorials and museums in the United States : how and why we remember : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
Sixty years after the liberation of the death camps, America has created multiple memorials and museums entirely dedicated to the Holocaust. The purpose of this thesis is to answer two questions: how and why? The former question will be answered through an in depth examination of a sampling of museums and memorials from different areas of the United States. The answer to the latter, though more elusive, will be sought through a variety of sources, including field studies and various literary works.