Those interested in the tragic history of the Holocaust will be able to find out more about it closer to their homes. A few items from the Museum of Auschwitz, the Nazi German concentration camp, will go on tour across Europe and North America, bringing their sad stories to those who want to hear them.
- The exhibition will display objects from Auschwitz Museum and from other Holocaust memorials.
- It will travel through seven cities in Europe and seven in North America.
- Its purpose is to present the stories of the Holocaust victims and warn people not to repeat the same tragedy again.
This exhibition will bear the name “Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away”, and it will mark the first time when the museum will take its artifacts abroad. The show will present 600 original objects, most of them coming from Auschwitz Museum.
However, some objects will come from other collections as well, such as Yad Vashem in Israel, or from the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. Also, several survivors offered to donate some of their personal objects for this exhibition.
Piotr M.A. Cywinski, the chief of Auschwitz Museum, thinks this exhibition is timed perfectly with the tumultuous life we are living. It should work as a wake-up call against racism, anti-Semitism, and general hatred between human beings.
The purpose of the exhibition is to make the stories of the victims heard by presenting their personal items. It will also present objects belonging to the German officers who operated the camp. People will also be able to see how a barrack from Auschwitz-Monowitz looked like, and one of the trains which Germans used to bring inmates into camp.
The exhibition will travel to seven cities in Europe, and seven in North America. It will start with Madrid, but the names of the American cities haven’t been made public yet. Auschwitz museum has been opened in 1947 as a way to preserve the memory of the victims, but also to warn future generations not to repeat the same mistakes.
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