Skip To Content
Get Our Newsletter
JEWISH. INDEPENDENT. NONPROFIT.

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

Traveling Holocaust Exhibit Aims To Make History Accessible

The first traveling Auschwitz exhibit will bring artifacts to people around North America and Europe in an attempt to make Holocaust education more accessible, according to The New York Times reported Wednesday.

The exhibit has been in the works for seven years. It may charge a small entrance fee but will be free for students, according to the Times.

Luis Ferreiro, the director of the Spanish company that organized the exhibit along with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, told the Times that the exhibition has already cost $1.5 million, and he’s unsure if it “will even be sustainable.”

Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center told the Times that artifacts must travel the world so people will not forget the Holocaust.

“We’re in the period of the last remnants, last decades, where personal survivors or witnesses, who can describe the events, are living on this planet,” he said. “We will soon have no survivors.”

Engage

  • SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

  • UPCOMING EVENT

Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free under an Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives Creative Commons license as long as you follow our republishing guidelines, which require that you credit Foward and retain our pixel. See our full guidelines for more information.

To republish, copy the HTML, which includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline, and credit to Foward. Have questions? Please email us at help@forward.com.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.