UNESCO Exhibit “Journeys Through the Holocaust” Viewable on USC Shoah Foundation Website

Wed, 01/29/2014 - 4:29pm

You don’t have to be in Paris to view UNESCO’s “Journeys Through the Holocaust” exhibit, curated by USC Shoah Foundation associate director of education – evaluation and scholarship Dr. Amy M Carnes. The entire exhibit is posted – in English and French – right here on the USC Shoah Foundation website.

Journeys Through the Holocaust” is a five-part exhibit of testimony from USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive on display until Feb. 13 at world UNESCO headquarters in Paris to commemorate International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust on Jan. 27.

The exhibit features video screens playing testimony clips that cover five aspects of journeys, both literal and figurative, through the Holocaust: Flight, Deportation, Liberation, Immigration, and Aftermath. The clips, in English and French, are from 14 survivors and two other witnesses, including a soldier who liberated Buchenwald and an American war crimes trial investigator.

“This exhibit explores the theme of journeys broadly, taking viewers from the literal to the figurative.  The trajectories of Holocaust survivors have left an indelible impact on the global community, and on Holocaust Remembrance Day, we contemplate the legacy of these journeys,” Carnes said.

The online exhibit includes all the clips from the UNESCO installation. Each clip is positioned on a map according to where the survivor journeyed during the war.  The online exhibit also includes all the contextual and biographical information that appears on panels next to the video screens in UNESCO headquarters.