FSCJ to Honor Yom HaShoah with Art Exhibition and Remembrance Events

FSCJ Media Release
April 15, 2017 8:35 a.m.

 

Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ), in honor of Yom HaShoah—Holocaust Remembrance Day—presents “Shoah—The Holocaust: How was it Humanly Possible?” a multi-panel large format exhibition produced and provided by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, Israel.

This self-guided exhibition covers the history of the Holocaust from the rise of Nazism in Germany through the liberation of the concentration and extermination camps at the end of World War II.

The exhibition is open from Monday, April 24 – Friday, May 5 at the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ South Campus.

In addition to the exhibit, the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts is hosting complementary events.

On Wednesday, April 26, a screening of the film “Conspiracy” will be held at 7 p.m.  The film examines the conference in the Berlin suburb of Wannsee, Germany on January 20, 1942.*  The film will be preceded by a brief presentation by Dr. Dirk Wendtorf, professor of German language and humanities at FSCJ South Campus.

On Tuesday, May 2, FSCJ welcomes Holocaust survivor Manfred Katz as he shares his story of survival. The event will be preceded by a brief presentation on the history of the Holocaust and will be followed by a question and answer session.

WHEN:

Exhibition: Monday, April 24 – Friday, May 5, 2017

Film Showing: April 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. (brief presentation before)

Survivor Presentation: May 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. (brief presentation before) 

WHERE:        Florida State College at Jacksonville-South Campus, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, 11901 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL  32246

*MORE INFORMATION: At this conference attended by 15 high-level Nazi party and government officials, the implementation of the “final solution” to the Jewish question in Europe was discussed, leading to the murder of six million European Jews and five million non-Jewish victims.  This film is rated R for language.

 

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