Holocaust Exhibit

April 14, 2011 at 4:15 pm Leave a comment

Cook Library will exhibit items from a collection of artifacts, religious objects and books that survived a cultural holocaust that echoed the plight of six million European Jews.

Included in this display will be books that the Nazis confiscated from Jews during World War II.  After the war, the original owners of these books could not be located so in 1947, the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Inc. distributed these and other items to Jewish educational institutions, including Baltimore Hebrew University.  When the Baltimore Hebrew University merged with Towson University (becoming the Baltimore Hebrew Institute) in 2009, these books and other materials became part of Towson’s Special Collections.

The exhibit opens May 1 in commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

For more information, see http://www.towson.edu/main/abouttu/newsroom/jcrexhib041411/

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