The great challenge inherent in structuring the design concept of the
Holocaust History Museum was to present the historical details, while
underscoring what people experienced during the years of the Holocaust.
A designer, like a theater director, lets visitors view several layers
simultaneously. Sometimes the point of view has a narrow focus on a single
exhibit or event, then broadens to reveal a wider picture, not only physical
but historical too. While the museum chronicles the general story, it also turns
the spotlight on personal stories.
The tale told by the museum resonates between that eradicated Jewish
world and the memory that remains - in the form of the Hall of Names.
Each of us has a name given by God and given by our parents.