A Holocaust museum is the last thing you would expect to see on Eagle Street in North Adams, the smallest city in Massachusetts. But a Holocaust museum is exactly what Darrell English has opened here, just down the street from the local hot spot, Jack’s Hot Dog Stand. Both storefronts are about the same size.
In an inconspicuous, rented retail space that formerly was a bookshop, English has put on display a small fraction of his vast collection of Holocaust-related materials. Every day except for Wednesday, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m., you can find him inside, answering the occasional call, planning new displays, and welcoming passersby who wander in.