The United Nations designated January 27 the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as a day for member states to honor the Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism. During the month of January, MTC will be honoring the victims and survivors of the Holocaust with two exhibits. All members of the community are invited to visit each free exhibit before their respective closing periods at the end of the month.
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Mary Burkett's - Beloved: Children of the Holocaust exhibit
Monday, January 14, 2019 - Friday, February 01, 2019
Beltline Campus - Library
Beloved: Children of the Holocaust is a collection of portraits drawn 2017 by Mary Burkett at her kitchen table in West Columbia, SC. These smallest victims have spoken powerfully to the hearts and minds of countless viewers about the dignity of human life and our responsibility to our fellow man. They have been recognized in the Congressional Record by the United States House of Representatives and have been described by Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer as a "light in the darkness."
Holocaust Remembered - The Columbia Holocaust Education Commission Exhibit
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
Airport Campus - Academic Success Center - Library
Holocaust Remembered - The 24-paneled exhibit “Holocaust Remembered” focuses on the stories of South Carolina survivors of and liberators of the Holocaust. It has been displayed at The State Museum, the McKissick Museum, the SC Statehouse Lobby, the Columbia Convention Center, the Koger Center, Columbia College, and the portable exhibit has traveled all over the state. More than 10,000 students in South Carolina have had an opportunity to view the exhibit and hear a survivor's story.
This exhibit was created by the Columbia Holocaust Education Commission to honor the memories of the survivors and victims of the Holocaust.