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L.A. Museum of the Holocaust opens doors

October 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust held its grand opening at Pan Pacific Park Thursday.The building was built with green space in mind, created with part of the facility underground. The high-tech building cost $18 million to create.

The building is owned by the museum, its first.

Extra space added allows more exhibits and artifacts to be displayed from the museum's archives.

The museum, founded in 1961, expects yearly visitors to reach more than 50,000 per year.

Artifacts include a concentration-camp uniform, a replica of a boxcar that transported Jews to death camps, and a model of a death camp.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.