WORLD WAR II SPEAKERS SERIES
Tour our exhibit at the Strategic Air and Space Museum
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 dates, when a local Holocaust survivor or liberator will share their testimony.
The program is designed for students in grades 6-12, and generally runs from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
Visit Dates for 2014-15:
Tuesday, October 21 - FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday, November 12 - FULLY BOOKED
Thursday, December 11 - PARTIALLY BOOKED
Tuesday, January 27
Wednesday, February 18
Thursday, February 26
Tuesday, March 10 - FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday, April 22 - PARTIALLY BOOKED
Tuesday, April 28
Thursday, April 30
Tuesday, May 12
Wednesday, May 13 - PARTIALLY BOOKED
*Please note that this program does not include the Planetarium or the flight simulation activities.
For questions: 402-334-6453 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.