The Holocaust Exhibit
July 25 - August 08
The Camp Gordon Johnston WWII Museum will present an exhibit on the Holocaust, the Nazi program to eliminate the Jews of Europe during their reign over Germany from 1933 un’l their defeat by the Allies in 1945. Tens of thousands of camps were liberated by allied troops, and the horror and cruelty of the Nazi’s “Final Solution” was revealed to the world.
Carrying out Hitler’s monstrous goals required the cooperation of countless members of the military, ordinary citizens, both German and those of occupied territories, and the governments, churches and journalists of many nationalities. Who were they and why did they participate? Who resisted and saved countless Jews from the camps? Why would this happen in 20th century Europe?
The exhibit will cover the basic facts of the Holocaust: the timeline, persons, victims, and camps as well as commemorating those that risked their own lives to save others. It will cover the efforts of the Jews themselves to fight back against oppression and to maintain their humanity in the face of so much inhumanity. Special artifacts will be on display for this exhibit, almost all newly acquired and not seen before at the museum. Special films will also be offered.
In addition there will be three public speaking events at the museum given by Linda Davey, Holocaust Historian
Sunday July 25 – 2PM – Why: Explaining the Holocaust
Sunday August 1 – 2PM – What Happened
Sunday August 8 – 2PM – Resistance