Monday, March 13

MAJCO Holocaust Posters on display in Missoula until April 20

Please see the appended press release from the Missoula County Public Schools. If you live in the Missoula area, there are three opportunities to see the exhibit, the first tomorrow evening at Big Sky High School.



Big Sky, Hellgate and Sentinel High Schools in Missoula will host a special historical and educational exhibit that focuses on the Holocaust.

The exhibit will be displayed at each of the three high schools during the next six weeks and will coincide with freshmen students reading “Night,” a memoir by Nobel Prize-winning author Elie Wiesel. The book was first published in 1958 and recalls Wiesel’s survival as a teenager in Nazi death camps. A new edition of the book, translated from the French by Wiesel’s wife and frequent translator, Marion Wiesel, is now available in bookstores and was featured as an Oprah Book Club selection in January.

Titled “The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1945,” the exhibit includes 40 photographs that provide a chronological and historical perspective of the Holocaust. The exhibit is on loan from the Montana Association of Jewish Communities and was part of a larger photographic exhibit established by the Simon Wiesenthal Center. The exhibit provides a historical perspective on the killing of six million Jews and others in concentration camps during the Nazi era. The photographs are startling and emotionally engaging. The exhibit will be available for high school students at Big Sky, Hellgate and Sentinel High Schools to view, however any student may choose not to view the photographs.

Each high school will also sponsor an evening for parents and/or the general public to view the exhibit. The exhibit openings for parents and the public are as follows:

§ Big Sky High School, Tuesday, March 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

§ Hellgate High School, Tuesday, April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

§ Sentinel High School, Tuesday, April 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The exhibit is not recommended for children younger than grade 6. In addition, it is strongly recommended that students in middle school who view the exhibit be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The exhibit will not be open to the public during the school day.

For additional information on the exhibit, contact Lesli Brassfield, MCPS Public Relations Specialist, at 728-2400, ext. 1024.



ZenPanda said...

Thank you Arron for postin gthis info. Son#2 has been reading about WWII in school and memtioned today that he wants to visit the Holocaust Museum in DC.

Treasure State Jew said...

Panda; No problem! After they leave Missoula, the posters will go to Helena for a showing at the Capitol Rotunda on April 25. April 25 is Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Memorial Day.

In addition, this summer, the US Holocaust Museum will be exhibiting a interpretive display about Oskar Schindler in Sydney, MT. You can get more info about that on the USHM website.