The “Multiply by Six-Million: A Personal Perspective on the Holocaust” exhibit is set to open at the Temecula Valley Museum on Saturday, March 28. The exhibit, which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, runs through May 17.
Using a combination of displays and special events, the exhibit showcases stories of some of the 500,000 Holocaust survivors. Two special events are scheduled where museum visitors are able to talk with a survivor. A 50-minute play for guests to experience what life was like living in hiding and in fear of the Nazis during World War II is also part of the event.
“The ‘Multiply by Six-Million: A Personal Perspective on the Holocaust’ exhibit offers the public access to powerful first-person accounts of one of the defining events of the 20th Century,” museum Manager Tracy Frick wrote in a press release. “Their stories are accompanied by visually arresting original black and white portraits of Holocaust survivors living in California by photographer Evvy Eisen.”
Both special events are only available to those who RSVP with the museum. RSVPs can be made by calling (951) 694-6450.
The first of the special events, “Surviving the Holocaust,” will be held on Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m. Guests will be able to view and listen to a survivor’s first-person account through a live video conference.
The second event, “Edith Frank Remembers,” features the story of Anne Frank’s mother and will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at 6 p.m. The play is suitable for those as young as 5th grade.
“Experience what life was like living in hiding and in fear of the Nazis in World War II Europe through the eyes of Edith Frank, Anne Frank’s mother,” Frick said in her press release. “Award-winning actress, teacher, and director, Sharyn Lyon, performs her own 50-minute play, ‘Edith Frank Remembers,’ and shares the feelings and sounds of the Frank family’s captivity.”
The exhibit tells the stories of those who survived the Holocaust in an attempt to educate future generations while honoring the survivor’s past.
“The Temecula Valley Museum is pleased to be able to bring these historical memories and portraits in Temecula and grateful to do so during the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps,” Frick said.