Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre Opens

Beth Shalom is a Holocaust memorial centre near Laxton in Nottinghamshire in England.

Opened in 1995, it is England's only Holocaust museum. The centre was founded by brothers James and Stephen Smith following a 1991 visit to Israel during which a trip to Yad Vashem changed the way they looked at history and the Holocaust.

The museum seeks to educate primary school students about the Holocaust through their primary exhibit on children's experiences funded in part by a lottery grant of nearly £500,000. The centre was the site of Prince Harry's education about the Holocaust following an incident during which he wore a Nazi costume.

The Holocaust Centre provides a range of facilities for people of all backgrounds to explore the history and implications of the Holocaust. These include the Memorial Museum, The Journey, Memorial Gardens, Bookshop and Coffeeshop. There are also seminar and research facilities for students, teachers, scholars, professionals and many others.