The Reagan Library hosts a one-time-only traveling Auschwitz exhibit with more than 700 never-before-seen relics
The extraordinary and captivating temporary exhibit, Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away., explores the dehumanization of millions of men, women and children during the Holocaust. In what can only be considered one of the most heinous examples of industrialized genocide and human brutalization the world has ever known, Auschwitz was the epicenter.
Auschwitz Exhibit to Sell Out in One-Time-Only West Coast Appearance
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, California, will host the traveling Auschwitz exhibit that runs until August 13. This significant exhibit is a limited engagement that will premiere on the West Coast for the first and only time before returning to Europe. Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. is expected to sell out quickly, so visit https://auschwitz.net/ and secure your tickets today.
Auschwitz Exhibit Curated with Empathy
The Auschwitz exhibition project comes from Musealia, Spain, in collaboration with the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland. Along with numerous partnerships in the US, the project was carefully curated with the emotional impact of such sensitive material in mind. No gratuitous violence is displayed for a safe space to explore and understand the incomprehensible events of the Holocaust. Plan on two to three hours to fully experience the Auschwitz exhibit with time to reflect.
A Horrific Detriment to Humanity’s Future
“It happened, therefore it can happen again: this is the core of what we have to say.” – Primo Levi, Auschwitz survivor.
Designed to shed light on the dire consequences of unambiguous hatred and antisemitism, the Auschwitz exhibit shakes mankind’s collective core and pierces the soul. An in-depth look into the systematic genocide of millions of innocent people is shared through over 700 rare artifacts and audio-visual accounts.
Auschwitz was the largest and most lethal of all the death camps built and operated by Nazi Germany. It was used to slaughter and enslave 1.3 million people between 1940 and 1945, many of whom perished due to starvation and brutal working and living conditions. The atrocities that took place in Auschwitz and elsewhere were inexplicable and the civilized world can never repeat such savage history.
Never-Before-Seen Holocaust Relics at Reagan Library
So many unbelievable historical objects bore witness and tell the story of the subjugated life people faced in the worst Nazi death camp in the history of the Holocaust. From sentimental photographs of hopeless gaunt faces to unpublished audio-visual stories that touch hearts, the Auschwitz exhibit is one of the most profoundly impactful sites to see in your lifetime.
The shocking inhumane treatment of Jews, Poles, Roma and Sinti, Soviet POWs and other nationalities is evident in artifacts like an SS gas mask worn by Nazi soldiers. Discover pieces of an original prisoner barrack from the Auschwitz III-Monowitz camp, a Nazi-run death camp in occupied Poland.
The human aspect is palpable through personal belongings, including suitcases, SS Jackboots and belt buckles, children’s clothing and other effects used by prisoners and perpetrators. Witness the humiliating way prisoners were deported to extermination camps in an authentic Model 2 train car used in one of the three main Auschwitz camps.
To prevent such unforgivable behavior against humankind from ever happening again, we must try and understand how it could happen in the first place. For more information about this extraordinary must-see traveling exhibition, visit https://auschwitz.net/ and get your tickets before the event sells out.
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By Heather Dale