Host one of several original traveling exhibits related to the Holocaust. Exhibits are available to schools, museums, libraries, galleries, community centers, and other organizations across the country. The exhibits are portable, economical, and encourage multidisciplinary approaches to Holocaust education. Support materials included with most exhibits provide ideas for standards-based instruction.

Traveling Exhibits

Exhibit: Shouldering the Responsibility: The Story of Josef Motschmann
Size: 13 panels, w30” x h40”
Display Method: This exhibit is framed foamcore and has fold-out stands on the back of each panel.
Description: This educational exhibit depicts a charismatic cartoon character based on an actual man, Josef Motschmann, a German Catholic teacher, through his journey to rediscover the 700-year history of Jewish life destroyed in the Holocaust. Motschmann became determined to shoulder the responsibility of reconciliation by restoring the Jewish sites of his hometown, inspiring an entire community in the process. Motschmann guides audiences through photos, poems, and stories, reflecting the power of an individual and the strength of moral accountability. A companion guide is available.
Category: Appropriate for grades 6 and up

Exhibit: Her Story Must Be Told: Women’s Voices From the Holocaust
Size: 16 panels, w24” x h30”, 15 panels, w24” x h18”
Display Method: This exhibit is framed foamcore and has fold-out stands on the back of each panel.
Description: “Her Story” uniquely presents the memories, photos, and stories of 15 Jewish women who survived the Holocaust. The women are from a dozen countries, reflecting different survivor experiences. The viewer gains an appreciation of women’s unique ways of survival: fighting in the resistance, living in hiding or with false identity, and enduring concentration camps. Collectively, the stories of sisters, daughters, mothers, wives, and friends celebrate women’s strength and valor. By the final panel, viewers are challenged to transform their own impressions into positive action. A companion guide is available.
Category: Appropriate for grades 6 and up

Exhibit: The Notes Rose up in Flames: Music and the Holocaust
Size: 11 panels, w35.5” x h83”
Display Method: This exhibit is free-standing vinyl with metal banner stands
Description: Each of the 11 colorful panels explores a different aspect of music during the Holocaust, raising its own questions. The amount of talent displaced, suppressed, and destroyed by the Holocaust is immeasurable. Through actual documents, concert programs, photos, and stories, the visitor is invited to marvel at the accomplishments, be staggered by the restrictions, and grieve at the demise of this rich, musical talent. The overarching theme of the magic playing music provided for the Jewish people locked inside Nazi Europe is important to the exhibit. Music was central to Jewish life — a means of expression, of resistance, and of community. Even when they were forbidden to play and were deported to ghettos and concentration camps, music kept them alive, a touchstone to their humanity.
Category: Appropriate for grades 6 and up

Exhibit: Dr. Seuss Wants You!
Size: 14 panels, w32” x h81.5”
Display Method: This exhibit is free-standing vinyl with metal banner stands.
Description: An original exhibit of 14 colorful panels, highlighting the remarkable and insightful works that show an unexpected and unknown aspect of Dr. Seuss. Typical Seuss characters encourage us to discover the issues America must address while the rest of the world is at war. Seuss’ art confronts common issues in America that were often ignored, including our own: isolationism, racism, antisemitism, and a willingness to appease. This exhibit includes a useful timeline of events, which provides context for Seuss illustrations. Full of life lessons for the entire family.
Category: Appropriate for grades 6 and up

Exhibit: From Bystander to Upstander: The Power of One During and After the Holocaust
Size: 12 panels (vinyl and metal banner stands), w32” x h81.5”
Display Method: This exhibit is free-standing vinyl with metal banner stands.
Description: The Holocaust was a watershed event and one of the most horrific of the 20th century. It is an example of how a community of indifference can lead to genocide; yet, by highlighting the power of the collective, it also illuminates the potential one person has to make a difference — for better or for worse. This colorful 12-panel traveling 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 sheds light on critical yet often overlooked perspectives of the Holocaust while encouraging viewers to think about their own action or inaction.
Category: Appropriate for grades 6 and up

Exhibit: Facing Prejudice
Size:
10 double-sided panels, w48” x h96”
Display Method: This exhibit is free-standing vinyl with metal banner stands.
Description: The key factor differentiating “Facing Prejudice” from other prejudice exhibits is how it encourages the viewer to examine the complexities of the prejudices and stereotypes that exist in all human beings in a constructive, non-threatening manner. “Facing Prejudice” is an unparalleled exhibition; a journey of questions, personal insights, and factual statements, designed to challenge viewers and empower them to fight for understanding and tolerance in their everyday lives. To aid them in this mission, action take-away cards have been developed for visitors. For each subject covered in the exhibit, the cards provide three suggestions for action against discrimination and prejudice. These cards are essential in making the initial effect of “Facing Prejudice” last in the minds of those who view it. This exhibit was developed through a collaboration with the University of Cincinnati.
Category: Appropriate for high school and older

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If you have questions about any of the exhibits, please contact Cori Silbernagel, Curator, at csilbernagel@cincyhhc.org.