Library co-hosts exhibition of Holocaust heroes

Published on: March 28, 2011

Lone Star College-CyFair Branch Library, in partnership with The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, will open an exhibition Monday, April 11 that highlights the rescue efforts of non-Jews who worked tirelessly to save Jews during the Holocaust.
 
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous created this traveling exhibition “Whoever Saves a Single Life … Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust.” It will be on display through May 23 at the library located on the LSC-CyFair campus at 9191 Barker Cypress and available for viewing during library hours.

This traveling exhibition showcases some of those rare – but exceedingly important – instances where people fought to safeguard their Jewish fellow citizens during the Holocaust. In a time of overwhelming death and destruction, these rescuers did not stand by silently. They chose another way, and their bravery offers a glimmer of hope for the future.

The exhibition includes a history of the Holocaust, as well as panels on rescue networks, young rescuers and religious rescuers as well as sections on Americans in Europe and the diplomatic corps. 

The exhibition is traveled by Holocaust Museum Houston and sponsored locally by Kempner Capital Management, Inc. and the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund.

For information, contact Elise Sheppard, LSC-CyFair librarian, at elise.j.sheppard@lonestar.edu or 281.290.5248. For library hours and information, go to LoneStar.edu/library.

About The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous provides financial support to some 900 non-Jews who rescued Jews during the Holocaust and preserves their legacy through a national education program.  The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc. provided generous support of the exhibition’s development and fabrication.  For more information about The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, call 212.727.9955, e-mail jfr@jfr.org or visit www.jfr.org.