The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education has several original traveling exhibits that can be borrowed by families, schools, community centers, libraries and other public places. The exhibits are portable and affordable. They encourage multidisciplinary approaches to Holocaust education. The support materials included with most exhibits provide ideas for standards-based instruction.
- Shouldering the Responsibility: The Story of Josef Motschmann – This exhibit depicts the work of Josef Motschmann, a German Catholic teacher through his journey to rediscover and restore the 700-year history of Jewish life in his community, destroyed by the Holocaust.
- From the Children, About the Children, For the Children: Art of the Holocaust – This exhibit features art created by children in a variety of ghettos and concentration camps, and speaks of the emotions that young people experienced as they endured the Holocaust.
- Her Story Must Be Told: Women’s Voices from the Holocaust – This exhibit presents the memories, photos, and stories of 15 Jewish women who survived the Holocaust. The women reflect different survival experiences in a dozen countries.
- Music in the Holocaust: The Notes Rose Up in Flames – This exhibit explores fourteen different aspects of music in the Holocaust through documents, concert programs, photos, and stories.
- Dr. Seuss Wants You! – An original exhibit highlighting the remarkable and insightful unknown works of Dr. Seuss. Through political cartoons, he confronts common issues in America during WWII and the Holocaust.
- Facing Prejudice – The large, free-standing panels of this exhibit encourage the viewer to examine the complexities of prejudice and stereotypes that exist in all human beings in a constructive, non-threatening manner.
- From Bystander to Upstander: The Power of One During and After the Holocaust – This exhibit examines examples of bystanders who remained silent in the face of Nazi persecution and ultimately genocide, while also exploring the motivation of upstanders, those who chose not to stand by and instead stood up and spoke out against the Nazi regime. The exhibit also sheds light on critical yet often overlooked perspectives of the Holocaust, while encouraging viewers to think about their own action or inaction.
- Out of the Attic provides students the experience of the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education’s permanent exhibit, Mapping Our Tears, but in your own school. The portable exhibit developed in partnership with the Cincinnati Museum Center consists of a set that replicates the comforting feel of an ‘attic’ atmosphere. Eyewitness video testimonies are enhanced by display cases full of replicas and facsimiles of artifacts and documents pertaining to the lives of the eyewitnesses before, during, and after the Holocaust. Trained educators from CHHE accompany the exhibit to help students understand the historical context of the Holocaust as well as the moving lessons of perseverance and courage of the human spirit. Programs can be customized to your group’s age, needs or learning objectives. The cost of Out of the Attic is $350 for a half day and $500 for a whole day, however scholarships are available.
- Crystal Night: A Sculpture by Maria Lugossy Thought-provoking, evocative, disturbing; are three of the many words that describe “Crystal Night” a glass sculpture by the late Hungarian artist, Maria Lugossy. CHHE recently acquired this sculpture in 2013 from Hungary, where it was abandoned and forgotten in a basement. Hungary is the site of current rising anti-Semitism; therefore, there was a sense of urgency to remove it so that it could be showcased like it was meant to be. Eerily similar to current conditions in Hungary, this sculpture, reminds us of another time in history where hatred and injustice were accepted; Kristallnacht. Making its North American debut and dedicated on the 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht Pogrom of November 1938, Crystal Night” is now available by The Center for Holocaust & Humanity Education as its newest traveling exhibit. As the late Maria Lugossy stated, “The Holocaust in which Jewish suffering reached its crescendo, may be seen as the epitome of the existential denial of hope, which is absolutely devastating. For hope is all we have –because we are humans and that is all we are.” Therefore, let this sculpture remind us of the lessons we derive from the Holocaust and look to the future, a future that inspires hope. A companion guide and educational kiosk are available.**Please Note: Currently only available for greater Cincinnati area.
You can find more information on CHHE’s traveling exhibits here. To schedule a traveling exhibit, please complete the Traveling Exhibit Request Form. After submitting this form, you will receive a reply within one week. If you do not receive a reply within one week, please contact CHHE at 513-487-3055. Your exhibit reservation is not booked until you receive either an email or phone confirmation from CHHE.