WORLD WAR II SPEAKERS SERIES
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Hear a survivor or liberator speak
Open to schools and other educational groups, the Searching for Humanity: Veterans, Victims and Survivors of World War II exhibit tells a powerful story about the Holocaust and those who rescued survivors from concentration camps. Told via photographs, memorabilia and testimony of Nebraska Holocaust survivors and servicemen - the exhibit grapples with the search for humanity during the Holocaust.
School groups are encouraged to visit the exhibit on select Thursdays (see dates below) when a local Holocaust survivor or liberator will share their testimony.
The program is designed for students in grades 6-12, and will run from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The survivor testimony (11:30am on each program date), will be open to the public.
*Please note that this program does not include the Planetarium or the flight simulation activities.
Program dates are:
Dec. 5 - (Speaker: Irvin Harris - Jewish Liberator) - FULLY BOOKED
Jan. 16 - (Speaker: Lou Leviticus, Holocaust Survivor) - FULLY BOOKED
Feb. 6 - (Speaker: Bea Karp, Holocaust Survivor) - FULLY BOOKED
Feb. 27 - (Speaker: TBD) - ONLY 10 SPOTS REMAINING
March 27 - (Speaker: TBD)
April 3 - (Speaker: TBD)
May 1 - (Speaker: TBD)
For questions: 402-334-6453 or email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: There may be an alternate speaker, and if our speaker is unable to make it, there will be a lesson on The Journey that Saved Curious George: the wartime escape of Margaret and H.A. Rey, The Diary of Anne Frank, or a related topic.
More about the Searching for Humanity Holocaust Exhibit
Created by artist Matthew Placzek, the exhibit includes photos, memorabilia and testimony of Nebraska Holocaust survivors, soldiers and others whose courageous actions liberated prisoners from concentration camps in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Upon entering the exhibit, an emotional journey unfolds for visitors as the images chronicle remarkable personal experiences of confronting one of the most inhumane periods in our world’s history. A central element of the exhibit is the eyewitness account of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Clarence Williams, who wrote about the atrocities he encountered as he entered the Dachau concentration camp in the spring of 1945.
The exhibit focuses on those involved in World War II, asks its audience to think about past genocides, consider the search for humanity during the Holocaust and to reflect on man’s obligation to the rest of humankind.
The final panel challenges visitors to reflect on the question: “What is my responsibility today?”, and the video testimony portion puts a human face to the historical events. This can help visitors better understand what really happened, on a human level, to those who survived.