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Showcase of more than 120 Holocaust survivor images opens in DC


A showcase of more than 120 large-scale portraits displaying Holocaust survivors has opened at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

The USHMM on Monday said that the collection is titled "Lest We Forget" and features 23 Holocaust survivors who also volunteer at the musuem.

"The installation, designed by German-Italian artist Luigi Toscano and hosted in cooperation with the Embassy of Germany, provides a human angle to Holocaust rememberance to help ensure the world never forgets and inspires us to fight hatred and antisemitism today," the installation's description reads.

"After being deeply affected by a visit to Auschwitz when he was 19, Toscano began to travel and meet with Holocaust survivors in Germany, the United States, Ukraine, Israel, and Russia to take their pictures and hear their stories," it adds. "His portraits are meant to provide voice and visibility to these survivors."

Auschwitz was one of Nazi Germany's most notorious concentration camps during the Holocaust, part of an event which ultimately resulted in the death of six million Jews.

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