“If we do not talk about it, if we do not remember, then the world will never know. And that has made me speak about it.”
—Henry Meyer, Holocaust Survivor
As the only Holocaust education center of its kind in the Tri-State area, CHHE has taken on the challenge of preserving and documenting for future generations the experiences of community eyewitnesses through artifact, video and document collections. CHHE currently houses over 700 artifacts and documents that provide a link to life before the war, death and survival inside the camps and ghettos, and reconstruction following liberation. Check back frequently as we will change the highlighted artifact monthly!
Birth certificate of Siegfried Mose Grotzinger
In July the world will commemorated the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I during which many German Jews fought proudly for their country. In Mapping Our Tears we have the birth certificate of Siegfried Mose Grötzinger, who was named after his uncle who was killed in World War I fighting for Germany. This artifact is on display in the exhibit thanks to the Weiser Family.