September 25, 2013

“Parallel Journeys: World War II and the Holocaust Through the Eyes of Teens” exhibit comes to Sandy Springs

The Commission is bringing the exhibit “Parallel Journeys: World War II and the Holocaust Through the Eyes of Teens” to Sandy Springs. It will be on display at Anne Frank in the World from September 25, 2013, until October 30, 2013. Admission is free. 

Parallel Journeys exhibit on loan.JPG

Anne Frank's diary was first published in 1947. It has been translated into over 70 languages and captured the hearts of readers across the world. But, Anne's story alone does not document the complexity of World War II and the Holocaust.

Personal responsibility is a way of life. It does not arise out of a vacuum, but is built on ethical principles, which are the the basis of humanity itself." - George J. Wittenstin, member of the White Rose Resistance Group

“Parallel Journeys" tells the stories of forty teenagers and young adults who lived during this period of history. Among the individuals featured in the exhibit: 

  • Elie Wiesel, Auschwitz survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner

  • The White Rose resistance group

  • Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler's personal secretary

  • Murray Lynn, Auschwitz survivor and Sandy Springs resident

  • Dr. Eugen Schoenfeld, Auschwitz and Dachau survivor

  • Wiliam A. Scott III, witness to liberation and Civil Rights activist from Atlanta

  • Others who survived the camps, hid from the Nazis, led rescue efforts, served as soldiers, remained on the home front or aided targeted individuals 

The exhibit is on loan from the Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education.

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