In five pages this paper discusses Los Angeles' Museum of Tolerance. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.
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in glass cases, with bad lighting? Right? Not! If that is your concept, then get ready to check out the "Museum of Tolerance," in Los Angeles. One
of the consultants suggest that it be geared to a seventeen year old mind and attention span. That can be a good thing and a bad thing -but lets
check it out... Jewish Museum According to the Los Angeles art scene website (2000), "a high-tech, hands-on experiential museum that focuses on two themes through unique interactive exhibits: the
dynamics of racism and prejudice in America and the history of the Holocaust - the ultimate example of mans inhumanity to man. " A college professor, who insists that
his students must view this museum, Harold Marcuse (2000) says of it, "The Beit Hashoah-Museum ofTolerance" attempts to make the Jewish Holocaust relevant to Los Angeles largely non-Jewish and non-white
population by setting it in the context of modern racism and genocide. It differs from other Holocaust museums and even most conventional historical museums in other important ways as well.
It openly declares its intent to use history to teach lessons of tolerance and responsibility to its visitors, and it unapologetically employs modern entertainment technology to appeal to young visitors
and manipulate their emotions. Because it does use theatricality, video and film to display this range of human emotion - positive and negative - it has been declaimed, by critics,
as being "too slick," and "watering down" the impact and intensity of the experience. In spite of that the museum has patrons standing in line on weekends to get
in. School group tours may have to wait as long as six months before their class can be accommodated. According to Marcuse (2000), "it has even become a