A walk-through exhibit currently on display in the lower level of the JDUC is designed to educate people about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and the reasons it’s important to remember that time in history. The exhibit is just one part of Holocaust Education Week at Queen’s.
“The purpose of Holocaust Education Week is to show respect to survivors and educate our current generation,” says Eric Chapman, co-president of Hillel, a Queen’s Jewish student group. “Only through education and remembrance will we be able to prevent such atrocities from happening again.”
The exhibit includes photos, information, and quotes from people who experienced the Holocaust. Topics include everything from the rise of Adolf Hitler to concentration camps to the current genocide happening in Darfur. People viewing the exhibit are also encouraged to take an identity card at the start of the exhibit with the personal story of someone who was affected by the events of the Holocaust.
The materials used in the exhibit are from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and CBC media sources.
Nate Leipciger is the grandfather of a Queen’s student, a survivor of Auschwitz and one of the leading promoters of Holocaust awareness. He will visit campus later this week to share his story.
For more information on Holocaust Awareness Week at Queen’s visit the Queen’s Hillel Facebook page or room A615 of the Queen’s Centre.
Article and photo courtesy of Queen’s University News Centre and republished with permission.
Photo caption: A Holocaust exhibit featuring items from the United States Holocaust Museum and CBC media sources is currently on display in the JDUC. (enlarge)