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Bearing Witness: Testimonies of Holocaust Survivors--21st Annual Exhibit Commemorating Yom HaShoah (May 2, 2011)

Diaries, memoirs, & documented stories of Holocaust survivors from the collections of the James P. Adams Library. Accounts by or collected from adults, teenagers, and young children as well as sources for research and objects for reflection are included.

Items displayed in Exhibit Cases

“Historical accounts of tragedies are both moving and necessary.  We must know the truth of what happens; causes, effects, the impacts, whatever “meaning” there is to be gleaned from reflection and analysis. 


But an overview, regardless of its excellence, must be reinforced by a microview—

          What happened in the details?....


Jews were betrayed by neighbors, robbed, beaten, removed from their sources of work, deported, starved, tortured, murdered—and still some survived.”

      Harry James Cargas, Professor of English emeritus, Webster University

          Internationally known scholar of Holocaust literature

 [from the Foreword of Sisters in Sorrow: voices of care in the Holocaust]

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