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.

Haile Traveling Exhibits

Exhibit: Children During the Holocaust
Size: 12 panels w36” x h83”
Display method: This exhibit is free-standing vinyl and metal banner stands.
Description: Children During the Holocaust presents the stories of 12 children who survived the Holocaust and settled in the Cincinnati region. Before World War II, Jews lived in every country of Europe, in communities large and small, going back centuries. Jewish life was diverse and vibrant. All of that changed in 1933 when Hitler came to power. The Nazis targeted German children through education and propaganda. It was not long before Jewish children were excluded from society and ostracized by their peers. By the end of World War II, of the approximately 6 million Jews murdered, 1.5 million were children. In this exhibit, we learn what life during this time was like for these children and how they coped with various situations through their own stories, photographs, and personal documentation.
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

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If you have questions about any of the exhibits, please contact Cori Silbernagel, Curator, at [email protected].