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The Council sponsors six traveling exhibits for use at no charge in public libraries and in middle and high schools across the state. For more information and to schedule an exhibit, contact the Exhibit Coordinator (pdf, 151kb) in your region.
New: The Suitcase Project
Each suitcase contains artifacts, books, a video, and other resources to bring alive the experiences of teenagers during the Holocaust. Teaching guidance and resources are included. Four suitcases of each title are available for loan. Reserve for a three-week period through your regional exhibit coordinator (pdf, 151kb) .
(1) Diaries of Children. The suitcase includes Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the Holocaust; I'm Still Here, video documentary based on Salvaged Pages; I Never Saw Another Butterfly, with art and poetry of the children of Theresienstadt); artifacts; and a curriculum folder.
(2) Survival Story of Susan Cernyak-Spatz. Currently a Charlotte resident, Dr. Cernyak-Sptaz survived three years in concentration camps including Auschwitz. The suitcase includes her Holocaust memoir Protective Custody Prisoner 34042, a flash drive with Dr. Spatz's video testimony, and photographs, artifacts, and a curriculum folder.
The Kindertransport Journey: Memory Into History
This exhibit consists of seventeen panels of photos, personal testimony, and historical background. Each school that sponsors the exhibit receives teacher packets and a free copy of the video Into the Arms of Strangers for its library (download the teacher's guide from this site).
The full exhibit can be seen online from the Kindertransport Association.
Read a Salisbury Post article on the exhibit's impact in a middle school. (2015)
Dr. Seuss Wants You!: The Political Cartoons of Dr. Seuss, 1941-1942
This exhibit consists of fourteen panels, each of which highlights one Seuss political cartoon against fascism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry, published in PM, a New York daily newspaper. From the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education.
Faces of Resistance: Women in the Holocaust
This exhibit highlights thirty-two women, exploring the human aspects of women and their life in the ghettos, camps, woods and rescue operations while constantly under threat of annihilation. Created by the Moreshet Holocaust Research and Study Centre at Givat Haviva in Israel.
Fences, Walls, and Butterflies. Children Confront the Holocaust through Art
Fifteen framed panels (15"x25" & 30"x25") present art work created by Israeli students at the Yad Layeled art workshop, with text panels on the educational approach of the Yad Layeled Children's Museum. From American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters' Museum.
Triumph of Life
A 2003 exhibit commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, this display consists of 44 panels (15.5" x 22.5") that depict Jewish resistance to Nazi oppression and feature individual stories of survivors. From American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters' Museum.
For more information and to schedule an exhibit, contact the Exhibit Coordinator (pdf, 151kb) in your region.