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The Holocaust Museum kindly asks that you catch Pokémon elsewhere

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While you're out being the very best, just be respectful of your surroundings. After being bombarded by visitors playing Pokémon Go since Thursday, the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. is kindly asking Pokétrainers to go find their magical creatures somewhere else. Epic battle for the Holocaust Memorial continues. It is NOT okay that people were trying to play Pokémon Go at the Holocaust Museum... All joking aside I did see fully 40 teens playing Pokemon Go at the holocaust museum right by where I was picnicking.


US Holocaust Museum Seeks Funds to Preserve War Diaries

U.S. News

A page of Joseph Stripounsky's diary with a sketch showing "Master Teddy Bear," is shown at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is launching its first-ever crowd-funding campaign in an effort to preserve and digitize more than 200 diaries from Holocaust victims and survivors.


Auschwitz asks visitors not to play 'Pokémon Go'

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The Auschwitz Memorial has asked Pokémon Go gamers not to play the popular app on its premises, saying it is "disrespectful" and "not appropriate." Today in "what the hell is wrong with people" - Playing Pokémon Go at Auschwitz? The game is now available in Germany, but not elsewhere in Europe. Some users have found a way to download the app outside of the U.S., Australia or New Zealand, where it's been available. New York magazine said the person who reported the presence of Pokémon in Auschwitz, also noted there was a "blue square thing" at the concentration camp, indicating the area is probably a PokéStop.


Ancestry will let you search online for relatives who were displaced by the Holocaust

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

These records from the Arolsen Archives are among those searchable on Ancestry. There are 29 Polish children listed on this record of births of Word War II German persecutees. Ancestry is digitizing millions of Holocaust and Nazi-persecution records and making them searchable online for the first time ever. Anyone, not just Ancestry's paid members, can explore the records at the company's site. The family tree and consumer genomics company partnered with the Arolsen Archives - International Center on Nazi Persecution, which has the world's most comprehensive UNESCO-protected archive on victims of National Socialism.


Myanmar Embassy Says Holocaust Museum 'Misled' In Rescinding Suu Kyi's Award

International Business Times

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stripped a prestigious human rights award off Nobel laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi due to her refusal to stop or condemn military violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority. However, in a statement issued late Wednesday, the Myanmar Embassy in Washington said the museum was "misled and exploited by people who failed to see the true situation in making fair judgment on the situation in Rakhine state." Rohingyas, often described as the world's most persecuted minority from Myanmar's northern Rakhine state, have suffered state-sponsored discrimination. Roughly 700,000 of Rohingyas have fled across the border to Bangladesh, Malaysia and Thailand, after a rapid increase in violence against the community. The refugees reported torture, arson and murder by Myanmar security forces.