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||Illinois Holocaust Museum opens in Skokie
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Former President Bill Clinton delivered the keynote address at the grand opening of the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center in Skokie. Others who spoke ( via video and in person ) included President Barack Obama and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Photos by Kat Fitzgerald ( MysticImagesPhotography.com ) . More photos at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/photos/HolocaustMuseumSkokie2009
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center held its grand opening at 9603 Woods, Skokie, with a April 19 ceremony featuring a keynote address by former President Bill Clinton. Special remarks were also given by Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel ( lower right photo ) , U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen, foreign dignitaries, Holocaust survivors and community leaders. ( President Barack Obama, director Steven Spielberg and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made videotaped presentations. ) April 19 was selected because it is the anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising—the largest revolt by Jews against their Nazi captors—and the beginning of Holocaust Remembrance Week.
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