When Cecilia and I visited the Skirball for the first time on July 2, 1999, the main attraction was the Nuremberg Laws. From the moment we arrived at the center, the greeter at the door and ticket-seller encouraged us to head straight for the new acquisition. We joined a steady flow of visitors, attracted by the widespread publicity, and followed a docent through the core exhibition until we arrived at a murky case, protected by an armed security guard, located next to the holocaust memorial. We were surprised to find a crowded, poorly lit display, with very little contextual information. At that time, we did not know that the Nuremberg materials had been prepared in a rush or that they were displayed in a case designed to house an Albert Einstein exhibit. The Skirballʼs program director, however, was well aware of the limitations: his staff had been given only weeks, not the anticipated months, to prepare for the public opening.1