I don’t think there is a Western Nation on this earth that hasn’t one or more Holocaust Museums on its soil, which, I believe, are funded by tax payers. I have abbreviated the following article.
The Jewish Daily Forward Jan.28, 2013 Posted Jan.31, 2013
If all goes according to plan, a starkly modern, $30 million Holocaust museum will soon rise on the site of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini’s Rome residence.
The site, also the location of ancient Jewish catacombs and now a city park, will be home to a museum first proposed in 2005 but held up repeatedly by financial and bureaucratic problems.
The facility will be the first Holocaust museum in Italy.
Rome’s City Council approved final plans for the museum a year ago, but city funding was later blocked by government-imposed financial restrictions on municipal spending. The funds were freed up in December.
Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno said that the final bureaucratic approval from local authorities was expected by the end of January. The city is expected to issue an international tender to construction firms and award a contract in the spring.
“It will be very important to inaugurate this museum while there are still some survivors alive,” Alemanno said.
The new museum will be built on the grounds of Villa Torlonia, an elegant 19th century mansion that Mussolini used as his residence from 1925 to 1943.
The Museo Nazionale della Shoah will be inscribed with names of victims. (Pic of proposed museum on bottom)