How to do
on sr a day.
The quarter takes on a com- _ Other city attractions include
pletely different look and feel Mississippi riverboat cruises,
when the hot sun goes down. tours of the Superdome sports
Hundreds of night spots, jazz arena, shopping on Canal Street
joints and restaurants come alive and world-famous Mardi Gras
as the stars come out. Be sure to celebrations.
visit Preservation Hall. Founded
New Orleans is not a place to
by local Jewish entrepreneur Al- visit in the summer. If the heat
lan Jaffe, this low-cost and high- doesn't get you, the humidity will.
ly entertaining jazz spot is But anytime during the rest of
unusual and lots of fun — espe- the year, this chat ming, jumping
cially if you like being in close town should be on your "must
see" list. 0
Museum Of Tolerance
Deserves A Visit
LEWIS LACHTER SPECIAL TO THE JEWISH NEWS
This is updated on a regular ba-
sis by the museum's researchers.
The Global Situation Room
monitors contemporary human
rights violations and serves as a
crucial reminder that threats to
human rights remain a challenge
to all. The permanent installa-
tion also presents the history of
the Holocaust. The mechanized
tour begins in Germany in the
1930s and the savage Nuremberg
As World War II begins, ex-
hibits depict the evacuation of the
Jews to the ghettos. A Warsaw
Ghetto exhibit features the stir-
PHOTO BY SIMON WIESENTHAI_ CENTER
here are many world class
museums devoted to Jew-
ish history, culture and peo-
The Simon Wiesenthal Cen-
ter's Beit Hashoah Museum in
Los Angeles ranks among the
finest of these institutions.
The exhibits trace two central
themes: the history of prejudice
in America, and the Holocaust ex-
perience. Both themes are pow-
erfully portrayed through
hands-on computer stations, in-
teractive displays, gripping
graphics and photographs, film
and video monitors.
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The Museum of Tolerance.
A suggested 2.5 hour tour be-
gins with a docent, but most of
the visit is self-guided.
The eight-floor museum in-
cludes a permanent exhibition
level; a multi-media learning cen-
ter; and the Wiesenthal Center's
extensive archival collection.
The permanent exhibition in-
cludes a powerful interactive ex-
hibit on the Los Angeles riots.
Visitors face tough questions
about social justice and respon-
"The Other America" exhibit
lets viewers access a "hate map"
of the Untied State which pin-
points over 250 racist groups.
ring voice of Mordechai
Anielewicz on the eve of the fa-
Finally, there is a film called
The World That Was a presenta-
tion of the vibrant Jewish life that
existed in Europe before the Holo-
One might wonder, "Should I
visit this institution if I have al-
ready seen the holocaust Muse-
im in Washington, D.C.?"
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