The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was designed by the late architect James Ingo Freed, of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners. Mr. Freed visited a number of historical Holocaust sites, including several camps and ghettos, to examine their structures and materials. The Museum he built as a result is not a neutral shell. Instead, the architecture—through a collection of abstract forms both invented and drawn from memory—alludes to the history the Museum addresses.
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