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U.S. Holocaust Museum Shuttered By Shutdown

Confirmation that a government shutdown is bad for the Jews

Stephanie Butnick
October 02, 2013
(U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)
(U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Yet another federally-funded casualty of the government shutdown, now in its second day? The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a Washington, D.C. institution.

“The Museum is closed to the public due to the federal government shutdown. It will reopen when the federal government resumes operation,” reads a message at the top of the museum’s website, confirming a hypothesis published on this very blog back in April 2011: that a government shutdown is bad for the Jews.

Stephanie Butnick is chief strategy officer of Tablet Magazine, co-founder of Tablet Studios, and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.