Georgetown Public Library, Congregation Havurah Shalom Present Holocaust Rescuer Exhibit

Georgetown Public Library, Congregation Havurah Shalom Present Holocaust Rescuer Exhibit

Whoever Saves a Single Life… Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust will open March 18 at the Georgetown Public Library, located at 402 West 8th Street in Georgetown. The exhibition is being brought to Georgetown through a partnership between Congregation Havurah Shalom and the Georgetown Public Library.

The exhibition, developed and curated by The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous showcases gentile rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust.

Whoever Saves a Single Life… Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust is a non-linear exhibit, arranged thematically rather than chronologically, and is accessible to a variety of individuals, from middle school students to adults. The panels that make up the exhibit focus on 12 themes: The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous and its mission; Webs of Survival: Rescue Networks; Taking Action: Young Rescuers; Faith in Action: Religious Rescue; Shielding Our Citizens: Rescue in Denmark; Outwitting Evil: Ingenuity in Rescue; Against All Odds: Rescue in the Camps; From Words to Deeds: Americans in Europe; Defying Orders: Rescue in Uniform; Precarious Life: Shelter and Hiding; and Envoys of Humanity: The Diplomats.

The exhibit will launch March 18, with a ceremony from 4:30-6 p.m., including a presentation from the JFR’s Executive Vice President Stanlee Stahl, and will remain on display during normal library hours through April 18. ■

Read more at about the exhibit at jfr.org/exhibit-on-rescue and library.georgetown.org.

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