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Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, Laxton

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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 children about the Holocaust through its primary exhibit on children's experiences, funded in part by a lottery grant of nearly £500,000. Prince Harry was educated about the Holocaust at the Centre following an incident when he wore a Nazi costume.

On 21 July 2010, almost twenty years after the Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre was founded, James and Stephen Smith and their mother Marina, were each awarded honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters by Nottingham Trent University.
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  • Very moving and informative. Gardens are a place for reflection and very peacefull. Coffee shop has delicious cakes brought two home as take aways. Excellent place for all 
  • The thought provoking and powerful displays explain the multiple aspects of the holocaust. The multi media presentations bring home the background and effects of this awful event on everyday people. I...  read more »
  • we popped in here on the way home from a weekend at Centre Parcs. The staff were really helpful right from the security guards on the gate to the visitor centre staff. it is a thought provoking place ...  read more »
  • This museum is a real eye opener wonderfully organised lovely cafe. Definitely recommend
  • Fantastically interesting place. Larger than I'd thought and with visiting if you're interested in history.
  • Fantastic experience. Wonderful education centre, a must see. Staff are incredibly well informed.
  • Silly opening times
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