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By Amy Sodaro

Today, approximately any team or kingdom with violence in its previous has developed or is making plans a memorial museum as a mechanism for confronting prior trauma, frequently including fact commissions, trials, and/or different symbolic or fabric reparations. Exhibiting Atrocity records the emergence of the memorial museum as a brand new cultural kind of commemoration, and analyzes its use in efforts to return to phrases with prior political violence and to advertise democracy and human rights. 

via an international comparative procedure, Amy Sodaro makes use of in-depth case stories of 5 exemplary memorial museums that remember a number of violent pasts and make allowance for a chronological and worldwide exam of the craze: the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC; the home of Terror in Budapest; the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda; the Museum of reminiscence and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile; and the nationwide September eleven Memorial Museum in ny. jointly, those case reports illustrate the historic emergence and worldwide unfold of the memorial museum and convey how this new cultural kind of commemoration is meant for use in modern societies world wide.  

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