Traveling Exhibits on the Holocaust

The Council sponsors thirteen traveling exhibits for use at no charge in public libraries and in middle and high schools across the state. For more information and to schedule an exhibit, contact the Exhibit Coordinator in your region.

Roots of Resistance: The Tuchyn Story
NEW Online + Physical Traveling Exhibit

Roots of Resistance is a digital exhibit designed for students (Grades 8-12) that tells the story of a Jewish uprising during the Holocaust in Ukraine. Students learn about Jewish resistance during the Holocaust through survivor stories, digital tools, and interactive activities on this engaging website. The online exhibit also teaches about the Holocaust by Bullets in what is now Ukraine, a region where 1.5 million Jews perished during World War II.

Any teacher can use the online exhibit ( Teachers can also request the supplemental physical exhibit, which consists of three trees that easily install and transform classroom spaces. Each tree has a different arts and humanities activity for students, which deepens their understanding of the subject. See for more information.

Exhibit made accessible for students with disabilities.

The Kindertransport Journey: Memory Into History 

This exhibit consists of 17 panels of photos, personal testimony, and historical background. Each teacher that sponsors the exhibit receives a digital packet of resources. The text of the 17 panels can be seen online from the Kindertransport Association.

Read a Salisbury Post article on the exhibit's impact in a middle school. (2015)

See the study guide for the documentary Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport, which won the 2001 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

Dr. Seuss Wants You!: The Political Cartoons of Dr. Seuss, 1941-1942

This exhibit consists of fourteen panels, each of which highlights one Seuss political cartoon against fascism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry, published in PM, a New York daily newspaper. From the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education.

Life After Survival: UNRRA and Child Survivors after World War II 

This exhibit of fifteen panels focuses on the relief efforts for child Holocaust survivors provided by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) in the Kloster Indersdorf children's DP center near Dachau, Germany. Organized by the Concentration Camp Memorial Site Flossenbürg in Germany.

View the fourteen exhibit panels and an accompanying videoThe Rage to Live (13:03), with archival and current footage, from the website of the Kloster Indersdorf blog.

Faces of Resistance: Women in the Holocaust

This exhibit has been divided into six smaller exhibits for ease in transit and presentation. The full exhibit highlights thirty-two Jewish women during the Holocaust—their resistance in the ghettos, camps, forests, and rescue operations while constantly under threat of annihilation. Created by the Moreshet Mordechai Anielevich Memorial Holocaust Study and Research Center in Israel. The six exhibits are:

  • Women in Resistance. Overview of women’s resistance in Nazi-occupied Europe. 10 panels—nine 41"x29" panels, one 13"x59" panel.
  • Everyday Life in the Ghetto. Focus on women who smuggled people out of the ghetto and smuggled food into the ghetto. 17 panels—fourteen 41"x29" panels, two 13"x59" panels, one 13"x29" panel.
  • Armed Struggle in the Ghetto. Women in resistance groups and uprisings in the ghettoes. 17 panels—fifteen 41"x29" panels, one 13"x59" panel, one 13"x29" panel.
  • Women Partisans: Fighting in the Forest. Women resistance fighters, their bunkers, and tactics in the forest. 11 panels—nine 41"x29" panels, one 13"x59" panel, one 13"x29" panel.
  • Resistance in the Camps. Forms of resistance taken by women in the concentration and death camps. 16 panels—eleven 41"x29" panels, three 27" triangle panels, one 13"x59" panel, one 29"x30" panel.
  • Final Solution to the Jewish Question. Women's lives in the concentration camps, including the selection process. 33 panels—twenty-one 41"x29" panels, nine 27" triangle panels, two 13"x59" panels, one 13"x29" panel.

The Suitcase Educational Exhibit

Each suitcase contains artifacts, books, a video, and other resources to bring alive the experiences of teenagers during the Holocaust. Teaching guidance and resources are included. Four suitcases of each title are available for loan. Reserve through your regional exhibit coordinator.

  1. Diaries of Children. The suitcase includes Salvaged Pages: Young Writers' Diaries of the HolocaustI'm Still Here, video documentary based on Salvaged PagesI Never Saw Another Butterfly, with art and poetry of the children of Theresienstadt; artifacts; and a curriculum folder. 
  2. Survival Story of Susan Cernyak-Spatz. Currently a Charlotte resident, Dr. Cernyak-Sptaz survived three years in concentration camps including Auschwitz. The suitcase includes her Holocaust memoir Protective Custody Prisoner 34042, a flash drive with Dr. Spatz's video testimony, and photographs, artifacts, and a curriculum folder.

Triumph of Life 

A 2003 exhibit commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, this display consists of 44 panels (15.5" x 22.5") that depict Jewish resistance to Nazi oppression and feature individual stories of survivors. From American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum in Israel.

Fences, Walls, and Butterflies. Children Confront the Holocaust through Art 

Fifteen framed panels (15"x25" & 30"x25") present artwork created by Israeli students at the Yad Layeled art workshop, with text panels on the educational approach of the Yad Layeled Children's Museum. From American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters' House Museum in Israel.

For more information and to schedule an exhibit, contact the Exhibit Coordinator in your region.