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The Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is a multimedia center located in Los Angeles, California. It is devoted to educating the contemporary populace to the history behind the Holocaust. Its mission is to dispel all forms of inequality, discrimination, racism, and prejudice rampant in the modern world. Due to its altruistic cause, the Friends of the United Nations honored the Museum of Tolerance the prestigious Global Peace and Tolerance Award.

The very existence of MOT commenced with the leadership of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish organization internationally known for its humanitarian works. The center is named after Simon Wiesenthal, a famous Nazi Hunter.

It was towards the end of the 1980s when Simon Wiesenthal Center along with representatives from the world?s prominent museums concurred in creating a means of promoting tolerance and examining racism. In addition to the original thrust of the museum, it aimed to evangelize and inculcate in the minds of the younger generation the authenticity of the Holocaust. As what Simon Wiesenthal envisioned it, the museum is not an abode of artifacts, but a reminder of the bitter past, and a symbol to act against it in the future.

In February 1993, the Museum of Tolerance officially opened its doors to the public. Annually, the museum has an estimated 350,000 visitors. This includes educators, professionals, police agencies, major companies, and 130,000 students.

In 2005, the Museum of Tolerance expanded its jurisdiction towards the East. The Center for Human Dignity is a work-in-progress in Jerusalem. However, due to the controversy related to its location, which traverses a former Muslim cemetery known as Mamilla Cemetery, various Muslim leaders and Jewish groups sent a letter to the Simon Wiesenthal Center in November 19, 2008. They entreated for the stoppage of the construction of the Center for Human Dignity.
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