Thousands attend opening of Ill. Holocaust museum

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Thousands of people have attended the opening of a new Holocaust museum in suburban Chicago, with videotaped remarks by President Barack Obama kicking off the event.

Obama says that when school children visit the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie, they'll learn there is no greater obligation than to confront acts of inhumanity.

The new museum is considered the largest of its kind in the Midwest. It houses more than 2,000 Holocaust survivor testimonies.

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