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Cultural Heritage Exhibition – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:00 AM - Tuesday, January 31, 2023 5:00 PM
The Grace Museum
102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX 79601

The Grace Museum is collaborating with Abilene Christian University’s Introduction to Public History: Interpreting American Pasts course to create monthly exhibitions that coincide with different cultural heritage months throughout the year. These exhibitions highlight the narratives of various cultural groups that are integral to Abilene’s history while weaving these stores into the broader historical fabric of the United States.

Slave laborers in the Buchenwald concentration camp near Jena. Germany, April 16, 1945. Pvt. H. Miller (Army), Photograph courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, MD, https://www.museumoffamilyhistory.com/mfh-liberation-free.htm

In Memoriam

“International Holocaust Remembrance Day takes place each year on January 27th, the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp. This date invites all UN member states — and all people worldwide — to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust.”

This exhibition highlights the history of the Holocaust, displacement and mass murder of Jewish people, the role Texans played as liberators, and the history of Abilene’s Jewish community.

Louis and Abe Cohen visit the cornerstone of Temple Mizpah, dedicated to their father, Ben Cohen, November 7, 1992. Abilene Reporter-News

This history exhibition was curated by Dr. Amanda Biles with Catherine Shewmaker, Kennady Moore, and Kyle Conway through the Introduction to Public History: Interpreting American Pasts course at Abilene Christian University.

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