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Klahr Center Opens 

The new home of Maine’s Holocaust and Human Rights Center in Augusta is ready to open to the public.

Gov. John Baldacci and other dignitaries attended Sunday’s opening of the Michael Klahr Center on the campus of the University of Maine at Augusta.

The center bears the name of a man whose father was shot by the Nazis. After coming to America, Klahr became wealthy in New York after investing in real estate and married Maine native Phyllis Jalbert, who donated funds for the project in his memory.

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine was established in 1985. The Michael Klahr Center officially opens to the public on Tuesday.