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Plans are well advanced to build a Holocaust museum in Manchester. Daniel Libeskind, the much-praised architect of the Jewish museum in Berlin, who is also disigning the planned Imperial War Museum of the North in Manchester (the sister of the Imperial War Museum in London), has already built the models. About ?8m is to be raised towards the project. The national lottery, the EU, private donors (both Jewish and non-Jewish) and trusts will be approached.

Meanwhile, the Holocaust exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London is due to open in May 2000, for which some ?20m was raised. Does…

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