Coker to host an exhibit about South Carolina’s Holocaust heroes and survivors

HARTSVILLE, SC –  Coker College is hosting the Holocaust Remembered exhibit.  It’s a a portable museum exhibition that will be on display April 30-May 28 in the lobby of Coker’s Charles W. and Joan S. Coker Library Information Technology Center. It’s a unique exhibit that tells the personal stories of Holocaust survivors who relocated to South Carolina after the war, as well as the stories of South Carolina soldiers who liberated the concentration camps. The exhibit is made possible through the Columbia Holocaust Education Commission and Historic Columbia.

The exhibit is part of a larger Holocaust remembrance event. For the second year in a row, Coker is taking part in the nationwide effort to honor the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution by hosting “They Were Us”- a Holocaust remembrance presentation and ceremony – on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017, in Davidson Auditorium at 7:00 pm. The event is in accordance with the nation’s annual Days of Remembrance; a commemoration of the Holocaust established by Congress and led by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. More information is available here.

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