Local Faces of Resilience: Lessons from the Holocaust for Today - 3D virtual exhibition by HERC

Local Faces of Resilience: Lessons from the Holocaust for Today

Sun, 09/26/2021 to Tue, 11/09/2021

curated by:

Zachor: The Holocaust Memory Project, The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center, and the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center worked together to create this exhibit to honor those who not only survived the Shoah but came to Wisconsin and established new lives, families, and community.

As Jewish photographers, the Zachor team creates a visual representation of those whose personal history will not survive many generations in order to preserve their history and as a way of giving back to the Jewish Community.  We all believe that it is important to lay this down for the future to be shared with coming generations and that these portraits can be a powerful instrument to carry yesterday to tomorrow.

This Project’s mission is to create an archival legacy of Holocaust Survivors’ portraits and narratives, acknowledging them and ensuring their legacy is preserved for use by institutions, families, and future generations. The Project is also designed to provide educational tools against future occurrences of antisemitism, bigotry, and violence.

Zachor: The Holocaust Memory Project's plan is to create a photographic traveling exhibit available to organizations and institutions with an interest in exploring the history of the Holocaust and transforming the future by combatting hatred and prejudice wherever it may arise. Zachor has also created a look into what resilience looks like by pivoting from traditional studio portraits to taking porch portraits of our survivors during the Global Covid-19 Pandemic.

What lessons can we learn from our past that help us to be strong and resilient as a community today?

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