The Holocaust Center’s “Stories Among Us” exhibit consists of seven stories from the Holocaust as told through the experiences of six survivors and one liberator that live or have lived in Washington State. Each person’s story provides a different perspective of the Holocaust – from experiences as a refugee, to those in a concentration camp, to a U.S. soldier’s liberation of Buchenwald.
This exhibit is made possible by generous funding from Washington State, the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, and 4Culture King County Lodging Tax.
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Heinz Schwarz - Refugee
Ed Kaye - Partisan
Klaus and Paula Stern - Auschwitz
Leo Hymas - Liberator
Marika Abrams - Ghetto
Henry Friedman - In Hiding
Magda Schaloum - Survivor
The Holocaust Center’s “Everyday Objects” exhibit illustrates the complexities of life during the Holocaust as demonstrated through the ordinary possessions of survivors. Each poster features an artifact and the story of either the object or the person who obtained the object. The exhibit features 12 artifacts on 12 posters. Exhibit consists of 13 posters (including a title poster), sized 18 inches x 24 inches.
- Bowl from Sobibor – This bowl tells Thomas Blatt’s story of resistance and uprising within this death camp.
- Photo of Baby – The photo of Hans describes the loss of children through one family’s discovery of this particular child of whom no written record exists, only this photo.
- Typewriter – This typewriter, on display at the Holocaust Center, illustrates one family’s story of desperation and despair as a son leaves his parents in Germany in 1938 to come to the U.S. Through a series of letters we see his attempts to convince his parents and siblings to join him.
The revised second edition of this series was funded by the Alfred and Tillie Shemanski Trust Fund. The original project was made possible by grants from Humanities Washington and the Women's Endowment Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.
The Holocaust Center’s “Holocaust Sites” photo exhibit provides a visual tour of various concentration camps and Holocaust related areas in Europe. From the easily recognizable railroad tracks leading to the main entrance of Auschwitz, to the hot dog stand that is just outside the main gates of the current day museum at Auschwitz, these photos evoke complex questions surrounding the Holocaust. Content: 38 framed photographs (18in x 16in) taken in black and white, and color.
To view some of the images and to learn more about Rudy Brueggemann's work, click here. This exhibit was generously donated to the Center by Rudy Brueggemann.
This exhibit cannot be shipped. For local use/display only.
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