This exhibit tells the personal stories of South Carolina survivors and victims of the Holocaust. Each panel explores the progression in Europe from life before, during and after the war, showcasing the survivors and families who settled in South Carolina. Holocaust survivors and liberators make-up many of the 24 exhibit panels of Holocaust Remembered. From the rise of Adolf Hitler to the liberation of concentration camps throughout Poland and Germany, the exhibit describes the terror and horror at the hands of the Nazis, but also describes the determination and heroism of many others. Guests will learn the stories of Columbia survivors Ben Stern, Bluma Goldberg and her sisters Cela Miller and Marie Gross. They’ll also discover the story of liberator T. Moffatt Burriss and Rev. George Chassy. Docents will be on hand to answer questions and help tell the stories of one of the darkest periods of the 20th Century.
Holocaust Remembered is presented in partnership through the Columbia Holocaust Education Commission, the South Carolina State Museum, the Columbia Jewish Federation and Historic Columbia Foundation. The exhibit will be open March 19 through April 16 and is free for guests.
A special panel discussion, Confronting the Holocaust and the Aftermath, will be held on April 3 at 2 p.m. at the State Museum. This panel discussion will feature Henry Miller, Henry M. Goldberg and Lilly Filler, all representing families of Holocaust survivors. They will be joined by T. Moffatt Burriss, a liberator of concentration camps. Robin Waites, executive director of Historic Columbia, will moderate the discussion. This event is free and open to the public. Visit scmuseum.org for more information.
2016/03/16 - 2016/04/17
Additional time info:
Exhibit will be open during normal museum hours, Monday – Sunday.