NEW YORK (Mar. 7)
Nearly 1000 mobile exhibits on the “Holocaust and Resistance” have been prepared and are now ready for shipping to colleges, student organizations, institutions, community centers, synagogues, libraries and schools, it was announced by Solomon Zynstein, president of the American Federation of Jewish Fighters, Camp inmates and Nazi Victims. The exhibits will be ready for mailing in time for Yom Hashoa V’Hagvurah, Heroes and Martyrs Remembrance Day, April 15.
Zynstein said that “the exhibit will serve to show that the Holocaust is not a hoax. There are people who have attempted recently to deny the Holocaust. This documented exhibit proves to the world that the Holocaust–in all its starkness and inhumanity–was real; a nightmare, but real.” The exhibit contains 33 boards of authentic photographs outlining Jewish history in Nazi-occupied Europe from 1933 to 1945.
Depicted throughout text and photos–many of them captured from the Nazis–are the periods of the rise of Hitler in 1933, the persecution of Jews and discriminatory laws. Crystal Night, the outbreak of World War II, deportations, death camps, resistance and liberation. The exhibit was set up five years ago by Eli Zborowski, founder and first president of the Federation, who commissioned Yad Vashem to construct the display.
HOLOCAUST MATERIAL IN CANADA
In Canada, a programming kit for Yom Hashoa was distributed by the National Holocaust Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress to Holocaust committees, schools and community organizations across the country. This kit comprised resource material on the Holocaust and programming suggestions. The mobile exhibit, “Holocaust and Resistance.” which is sponsored by the National Holocaust Committee, was recently displayed at York University in Toronto, as part of a Holocaust Remembrance Week sponsored by the Jewish Student Federation.