The Jewish community of Madrid plans to open a museum in the capital in 2020 “with large dimensions” with the support of the former president of the Community Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón to collect the history and culture of this town and “serve as antidote to hate for Future generations “.
This has been announced by the president of the Jewish community of Madrid, David Hatchwell, at the event held at the Madrid Assembly in memory of the Jewish Holocaust, on the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. “The Jewish community has a role, which is to make itself known and normalize Jewish in Madrid and Spain,” he said in his speech.
To achieve this goal, they are promoting the construction of a “large-scale” Jewish museum in the capital with the support of the former president of the Community of Madrid and president of the Hispanic-Jewish Foundation, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, present at the celebration.
The idea is that the museum can be open to the public by 2020 and “serve as an antidote to hatred for future generations” by celebrating “not only Judaism, but diversity and human rights.” In statements, Hatchwell has commented that it is not yet decided the specific place in which they will begin the construction of this museum, since they are seeing “different locations”.
What is clear is its dimension (about 3,000 square meters) and its contents, with collections that include “the history of the Jewish people and its values”, as well as an artistic section, another Sephardic section and another that has to do with tolerance And human rights.
He has highlighted the collaboration in this project of Gallardón, which he has described as a “committed and hardworking” person. “We are very lucky to have him,” he added.
During his speech at the event, Hatchwell expressed the desire of the Jewish community in Madrid to have “some kind of monument” that reminds the Spanish republicans “that they were taken to the labor camps, which were actually fields of death”.