30 OCTOBER 2013 -- The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust will host the travelling exhibition “Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II”, on loan from the Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education, at Anne Frank in the World: 1929-1945 in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The exhibit will be on display until December 13, 2013. Admission is free.
Beyond Rosie explores how World War II impacted the everyday social, cultural, and economic realities of life for women in the United States. The panel-based exhibition also highlights individual stories within larger topics including women in the military services, the Holocaust, labor unions, the USO, and resistance and sabotage missions.The exhibit serves as a means to educate the public about the contributions of women during World War II, ensuring that the legacy of these women is remembered as an important part of the national story.
"Beyond Rosie offers a chance to remember and honor the many ways that women contributed to and experienced World War II. The exhibit was a collaborative project, including a team of student curators, staff from the MHHE, and local community members – former "Rosies" who generously shared their memories for the project,” says Julia Brock, senior curator at the Museum of History & Holocaust Education. “The result, we hope, is an engaging and informative look at a very complex story, and one that often gets forgotten in our collective memories of World War II.”