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In My Mind's Eye: Holocaust survivor narratives in many forms -- 25th Annual Exhibit Commemorating Yom HaShoah (April 16, 2015)

The 25th Annual Yom HaShoah exhibit commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day features selected examples in a variety of forms of survivor testimony from the collections of The James P. Adams Library.

Items displayed in Exhibit Cases


“Historical accounts of tragedies are both moving and necessary.  We must know the truth of what happens; causes, effects, the impacts, whatever “meaning” there is to be gleaned from reflection and analysis. 


But an overview, regardless of its excellence, must be reinforced by a microview—

          What happened in the details?....


Jews were betrayed by neighbors, robbed, beaten, removed from their sources of work, deported, starved, tortured, murdered—and still some survived.”

      Harry James Cargas, Professor of English emeritus, Webster University

          Internationally known scholar of Holocaust literature

 [from the Foreword of Sisters in Sorrow: voices of care in the Holocaust]

Survivors' Children