More to the Story with Staley – Holocaust Exhibit

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — It used to be a permanent exhibit in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC. Now, it’s a traveling exhibit, and Chattanooga is one of its stops.

The Chattanooga Public Library is one of only 50 public libraries in America to host the exhibit.

It’s called “Americans and the Holocaust.” Specifically, the exhibit deals with the USA’s response to the Holocaust.

Alison Lebovitz is a prominent member of our local Jewish community. She is one of the exhibit’s committee members. “For some, the Holocaust seems like something that happened ages ago. But this all happened within the last century. Educating ourselves on what happened is something we must do. It is really incumbent on us to make sure this never happens again,” Lebovitz said.

Lebovitz says the exhibit is just another way to learn about an uncomfortable truth.

Beginning this Friday, the 27th, there will be a variety of events at the library as part of the exhibit. There will be panel discussions, special presentations, even talks from a survivor of the Holocaust.

The exhibit is also in conjunction with the American Library Association.

“The exhibit will be educational and interactive. And because of support from our sponsors, we will also offer special programming. We hope people will register, and everything is free,” Lebovitz said.

Head to chattlibrary.org for more information. The exhibit will be open from this Friday until February 27th.

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