Humans have recorded history since the beginning of civilization in order to preserve stories and events that shaped their culture.
The Holocaust is one of many events that have wracked the world's history. This event changed the way humanity worked and has raised many questions.
Located on the second floor of the Huntsman Library, students can find a traveling exhibition from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. This exhibit poses the questions “What did Americans know?” and “What more could have been done?”
The exhibit is a summary that highlights significant events during the Holocaust and what Americans did about it. Meya Hamilton, a student at Snow, said, “I feel like this exhibit was well thought of and emotional, you definitely could feel the emotions through art.”
Within the exhibit there are four kiosks, each holding different information and propaganda made by both Germans and Americans throughout the Holocaust. Students are able to learn about the actions taken by Americans during World War II and how that impacted the victims of the Holocaust.
There is no entry fee and a tour is available for any group size. Students are encouraged to visit the Exhibit and learn about this influential history before October 11th.
Lee Sorenson said, “You can instantly feel the atmosphere when you walk inside. One of the first things that caught my attention was the interactive artwork, laid across the floor. Each stick had a holocaust victim’s name on it. It was very emotional picking up a stick and seeing a name.”