Throughout March, UNC:A’s Center of Diversity Education will present “Parallel Journeys: WWII and the Holocaust,” an exhibit highlighting many teens and young adults who were involved with the Holocaust.
Some of the well-known teens and young adults featured in the exhibit include Nobel Peace Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel, members of the White Rose resistance group, and Hitler’s secretary, Traudl Junge. However, the exhibit also includes the stories of other teens and young adults, “including those who survived the concentration camps, hid from the Nazis, led rescue efforts, served as soldiers, remained on the home front, or aided individuals who were targets of Nazi oppression, such as the handicapped, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and political prisoners.”
The exhibit’s opening reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in Karpen Hall. At 7 p.m., concentration camp survivor Walter Ziffer will give a keynote address in the Highsmith University Union, Alumni Hall.
Dr. Walter Ziffer is a native of Cieszyn, Czech Republic and as a teen was subjugated to slave labor in weapons factories until he was freed in 1945. Learn more about Ziffer’s story here.
“Parallel Journeys” is a free exhibit and will be open to the public March 4-29 in Karpen Hall. It is a traveling exhibition on loan from the Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education.
See the press release for more information.