October 3, 2019
by Junior Tidal
The City Tech Library was one out of 50 libraries in the country to be selected by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and American Libraries Association to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition. The exhibition will examine how American reacted to Nazism, war, refugees, and genocide before and during the Second World War. The exhibit’s opening date is October, 2021.
As part of the conditions of the grant, the City Tech Library will host 4 public events that will examine common themes between now and the events surrounding the Holocaust. Our three primary goals are to educate middle, high school and college students on the history of the Holocaust; to host public events survivors and scholars who will bring their experiences and knowledge to the public; and to emphasize the ways in which the Holocaust was both unique to its historical moment and yet germane to the twenty-first century.
The grant also includes a $2,000 cash award to go towards public programming. It also includes an expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to train project directors. Prof. Keith Muchowski is the project director of the exhibit.
Americans and the Holocaust: A Traveling Exhibition for Libraries is made possible by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association.
Americans and the Holocaust was made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor Jeannie & Jonathan Lavine. Additional major funding was provided by the Bildners — Joan & Allen z”l, Elisa Spungen & Rob, Nancy & Jim; and Jane and Daniel Och.
The Museum’s exhibitions are also supported by the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund, established in 1990.