Holocaust Memorial Museum

Night Project


Monique Paquette, Karinna Montoya, James Carr, Devin Brown

English II Honors Block 3

7 January, 2014

Potential Locations

North Main Street and Kennerly Avenue
  • Big Lot
  • Well Priced
  • Topography
  • Near Commercial Areas

Brawley School Road

  • Centralized
  • Large enough lot
  • Near commercial centers
  • Near residences and schools

Which choice is better?

  • The lot on Brawley School Road is the better choice for the museum. The lot has a better overall location making it the superior choice.
These pictures show the N Main and Kennerly property. The property still has much vegetation which will need to be cleared before construction can begin.

These pictures show the Brawley School Road property. This property has little vegetation that would need to cleared, also, as can be seen in picture 6, it is directly on a main road, which would allow for easy access.

Artist Renderings

What will the building look like?

The inside of the building will have a square like shape with another square in the center for stairs and an elevator.

Why was it designed this way?

To create exhibits that will fit well and can be viewed in order of the events. The center section will have both stairs and an elevator to provide handicap access as well as standard fire safe stair access.

Memorial Design

  • Life Size Bronze statues
  • Faces showing various versions of grief/sadness/hopelessness
  • Body language conveys emotions
  • Physical appearance of prisoners are similar

Why was it designed this way?

  • In front of the building to allow for free access
  • Inspired by the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC.
  • Give sense of familiarity to guests
  • Convey several messages to visitors

Exhibit Hall

1. Hitler's Rise to Power
  • Pieces included: A model of the German Capital Building, audio recordings of Hitler's speeches, and a display case of various armbands worn by members of the Nazi Party

2. The Ghetto Experience

  • Pieces include: A chest of personal belongings of those living in the ghettos, a model of the ghettos, and a model of a cattle cart used to transport Jewish people.

3. Life in the Camps

  • Pieces included: A model of the entrance gate to Auschwitz, a case of items take away from those sent to the concentration camps as well as a pair of stripped pajamas prisoners were forced to wear, and a model of the barracks which housed the prisoners.

4. The Final Solution

  • Pieces included: A model of a gas chamber, a model of the Auschwitz Camp Death Wall, a case of tool used by Nazi doctors.

5. US Documents Pertaining to the Holocaust

  • Pieces included: The first document sent to America regarding the Holocaust, and the first news of the final solution from Europe to Rabbi Stephen Wise.

6.Genocide Today

  • Pieces included: interactive map of genocide regions, board of statistics, and news clips of the events.

Holocaust Awareness

The Plan:

The first plan is to create a 3-week educational curriculum for young students that involves reading the book Number the Stars by Louis Lowry and completing activities on the reading.

The second plan is to create a website for the museum with information about the Holocaust and the North Carolina Holocaust Memorial Museum.


  • Property - $4,000,000 (Brawley School Road)
  • Construction (includes Plumbing) - $800,000
  • Siding - $31,699.20
  • Carpeting - $84,563.73
  • Brick Siding (Entrance Hall) - $29,360
  • Roofing - $407,045.05
  • Bronze Statues - $144,750
  • Exhibits will be donated

  • Total - $5,425,042.98
  • Left Over Budget - $94,574,957.02


  • Our top lot pick is located on Brawley School Road because of it's centralized location.
  • The building is designed to allow easy access for everyone.
  • The memorial is designed to be familiar to guests and to easily convey messages and emotions
  • The awareness plans consists of a learning guide for young students and a website dedicated to the museum.
  • The exhibit halls all view a different aspect of the Holocaust and contain at least 3 exhibit pieces each.