The museum is the third largest holocaust museum in the world. It is located at 9603 Woods Drive Skokie, Illinois.
Chicago land Holocaust survivors banded together to form Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois. The group purchased a Skokie storefront and made it available to the public focusing on combating hate with education.
The Holocaust Museum was was opened in 2009. It is 65,000 square feet. It was the culmination of 30 years of hard work and activism by the survivor community.
The museum honors the memory of millions of members of the Jewish community who were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust. It also pays tribute to the survivors.