W. Berlin to Build Jewish Museum

From Reuters

West Berlin said on Friday it will build a $43-million Jewish museum and stage a major exhibition on the history of Jews.

Cultural affairs spokesman Harald Jaener said the museum would be built as an extension of the existing Berlin Museum. “The two will be connected because the history of Jews in Berlin is an integral part of whole city’s history,” he said.

Jaener said West Berlin planned a major exhibition on world Jewish history and the Diaspora for 1991-92. It will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Nazis’ decision to destroy Europe’s Jews.