Holocaust Center At suffolk

buchenwald5By: Mary Luz Alpizar

Drastic images of corpses, gas chambers, and decomposing naked bodies are only some of the items students can view at the campuses Holocaust Center. The center features three rooms filled with items such as telegrams, military helmets, authentic clothing, SS surveys, Nazi applications, and posters.

 “The facility has already proven to be an inspiration to many students. The college president and board of trustees have clearly recognized the value of this mission by making this space available and dedicating resources to this endeavor,” stated Director of the center Steven Schrier in the Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding, Inc. (CHDHU) press release.

The Holocaust center was created in 2005, when Andrew Liput donated his collection of over 200 items including original photographs and memoirs, to books and uniforms to the campuses exhibit.  

The Holocaust Center is located on the second floor of the Huntington Library on the Ammerman Campus.  Thanks to this donation, the college can offer this free exhibit to students with research projects.

 “I intended for this collection to someday be a catalyst for a program to educate youth on the perils of bigotry and indifference. The Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding has effectively started this journey and I am excited about the mission that has been developed,” stated Liput in the CHDHU press release.

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