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LDS Congressman Pushes Holocaust Museum Funds
Salt Lake Tribune 4Apr00 N2
By John Heilprin: Salt Lake Tribune

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- As a prominent booster of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Utah Rep. Chris Cannon has introduced federal legislation to reauthorize the budget for the 7-year-old collection of exhibits on one of the darkest periods in history. "The museum offers an opportunity for its visitors to reflect upon the moral and spiritual questions raised by the Holocaust," said the Republican from Utah's 3rd District, who is now in his second term.

Since its opening in 1993, the museum has enjoyed success and controversy. It was created to commemorate the systematic killing of European Jews and other groups, along with the years of Nazi persecution leading up to and during World War II.

Controversy came over the writings of a scholar who likened the Nazi treatment of Jews to the Israelis' treatment of the Palestinian Arabs, and a 1998 invitation to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat that led to the resignation of the museum's then-director. It now hopes to broaden its advanced-study unit to serve as a training center for Holocaust scholars.


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