Date(s) - 09/05/2013
In partnership with the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, the Northampton County Historical & Genealogical Society will host “The Legacy Exhibit: The Story of the Holocaust.”
This unique exhibit, a production of the Holocaust Resource Center of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, has been used in area schools as a teaching tool for teens, loaned to schools free of charge to supplement their World War II curriculum.
The exhibition at the Sigal Museum marks the first time that “The Legacy Exhibit” is available for viewing by the public. This moving display of museum-quality artifacts, reproductions and original photographs features:
A chronological history of the Holocaust
Authentic American and Nazi uniforms
Photographs of the Dachau concentration camp taken by the first GIs entering the camp
Vintage radio broadcasts
Reproductions of artwork and samples of poems providing a view of the Holocaust through the eyes of children
A newly expanded Kristallnacht presentation
The Legacy Exhibit is part of the educational programming supplementing the “Liberty Called and Northampton County” exhibit of World War I and World War II propaganda posters and personal war time artifacts belonging to Northampton County residents, on display now through November at the Sigal Museum, 342 Northampton Street, Easton.