By Rosheen Sheikh
A holocaust exhibit has recently been reopened at the Huntington Library on the Ammerman Campus. In past years this exhibit, or as some call it “museum,” has informed many students of the history of the Holocaust to the 20th century.
“The Holocaust was a unique event in the 20th century history. It evolved slowly between 1933 and 1945. It began with discrimination; then the Jews were separated from their communities and persecuted; and finally they were treated as less than human beings and murdered” explained Steven Schrier, professor of political science and business law and director of the Center for Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding. Furthermore, Schrier discussed the loss of life that occurred. “In 1941 there were about 11 million Jews living in Europe; by May 1945 the Nazis had murdered six million of them. One-and-a-half million of these were children.”
This exhibit was very informative and provided a lot of information of the events during 1933-1945. The presentation even has artifacts from this time period! A few students described their visit to the museum, saying “it’s really interesting” and “I didn’t know about the exhibit, but my professor was talking about it. I knew I had to go and get a look at it myself.”
If you want to checkout the exhibit, the hours are: Monday: 11am-12:30pm and 2pm- 4pm, Tuesday: 12pm- 3pm, Wednesday: 10:30am – 2:30pm, and Thursday: 12pm- 3pm. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Huntington Library on the Ammerman Campus.