Oct 31, 2016

New Yad Vashem Multi-Media Exhibit Open to Public Nov. 9 and 11 at Federation

A new multi-media Yad Vashem Holocaust exhibit will be available for public viewing in South Palm Beach County. The public is invited to two showings, on Wednesday, November 9 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Friday, November 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Presented by the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and its Jewish Community Relations Council, the local installation in Zinman Hall on the Federation campus west of Boca Raton marks only the third time the exhibit, which opened at the United Nations, has been shown in the United States.

The Jewish Federation is located at 9901 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton. There is no charge to view the exhibit but registration is required online at jewishboca.org/yadvashemusa, and a valid drivers license is required for admittance to the Federation campus. Additional information is available by calling 561.852.6002.

Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes Remembrance Authority, located in Jerusalem, was established in 1953 by the Israeli Parliament. The exhibit provides a special opportunity for those who have appreciated visiting the museum, as well as for those who have not been there in person. Members of the community who attend this rare opportunity will also hear, in person, from Marlene W. Yahalom, PhD, Director of Education for the American Society for Yad Vashem.

Entitled SHOAH: How Was It Humanly Possible - Telling the Story of the Holocaust: 1933-1945, the exhibit is designed to inform the public about the history and impact of the Holocaust. It works to put a face on individual Holocaust victims in order to introduce a human element of the story, and looks ahead toward hope for the future. The exhibit uses texts, images, and video clips to recount a comprehensive history. Historical chapters include Jewish life in Europe between the two world wars, Nazi ideology, Jewish and non-Jewish responses (victims, bystanders, perpetrators and rescuers), the Final Solution and liberation, and the return to life of the Survivors.