January 27, 2020
Newsletter for the Ackerman Center for Holocaust Studies at UT Dallas
The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust
This year, International Holocaust Remembrance Day marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In commemoration of the event, the Ackerman Center held a public reception launching the exhibit, “The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust.” The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission curated twenty-six banners that share first-hand accounts of Texan soldiers who witnessed Nazi concentration camps during World War II. Following an introduction to the American perspective of World War Two, and the rise of Nazism, each panel chronicles an individual soldier’s testimony describing their experiences encountering camp survivors.
Discussing the Exhibit
If you missed the open house...
The exhibit will be available for public viewing until March 12, 2020, and is located on the Jonsson Founders Sky Bridge outside of the Ackerman Center. For further information, including parking instructions, please contact Cindy Seton-Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission
The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission provides Holocaust and genocide resources for educators, students, and the public, including through teacher workshops, grants, memorials and exhibits, and oral histories.