Donation will keep Holocaust museum open

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A western Massachusetts Holocaust museum that had planned on closing at the end of the month because the founder could no longer pay the rent has received a $3,000 donation that will allow it to stay open for six more months.

Darrell English, operator of the New England Holocaust Institute and Museum in North Adams, says the Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation offered the donation.

Jerry Klinger, president of the nonprofit, says the museum is a “treasure that needs to be kept alive.”

English tells The Berkshire Eagle he’ll use the time to formulate a long-term plan to keep the museum open, possibly in a different location.

The small museum contains many items from English’s own vast collection of World War II-era memorabilia including photos, posters, and soldier and prisoner uniforms.

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