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Debuting Virtual Tours of Artifacts Narrated by Survivor Testimony

New Museum Exhibit Opening December 1

Virtual Exhibit December 2020

A doll that was the only plaything of a hidden child in France and the passport of one of 50 children in a privately sponsored Kindertransport to Philadelphia are two of the many items on display that bear witness to the experiences of Holocaust survivors who came to the Philadelphia area after World War II. A temporary exhibit featuring a curated selection of these items from the collection of the Holocaust Awareness Museum and Education Center (HAMEC) will be available for virtual tours beginning on December 1st, 2020 and running through Fall 2021.

Artifacts will be explained by HAMEC Program Director Dr. Ruth Almy and participants will be able to follow along during the Zoom program on computers and mobile devices with mobile guides on the Culture Connect platform. 

Attend the premiere virtual tour on Tuesday, December 1st, 2020 at 7 pm.

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The mobile guides contain images of artifacts, video clips of Holocaust survivors talking about their experiences related to that artifact and short narratives written by HAMEC personnel, including Almy and two interns that she has been supervising this semester from the graduate program in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Richard Stockton University. The development of the exhibit was overseen by HAMEC Education Director Geoffrey Quinn. Curation consultation was provided by Cheryl Harper. The exhibit was funded in part by a generous grant from the Conference on Material Claims Against Germany.