Holocaust Awareness at Xavier University February 9

Day-long Event Sponsored by Student Activities Council | February 1, 2005

Xavier University’s Student Activities Council (SAC) is sponsoring Holocaust Awareness on Wednesday, February 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Gallagher Student Center on the University campus. This event is free and open to the public.

This is the first year SAC has sponsored the event. There will be exhibits on every level of Gallagher. The exhibits will include an art exhibit, books, scrapbooks, an interactive critical thinking children’s mural, and a liberation film about the Holocaust.

The art exhibit, From the Children for the Children: Art of the Holocaust, is on loan from The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education at Hebrew Union College. Composed of fourteen large panels, the exhibit is a collection of children’s artwork and poetry from the Holocaust which encourages audience response.

SAC also collaborated with The Center to make an interactive mural. Pictures provided by The Center accompany critical thinking questions composed by SAC members and much blank area. The public is free to respond to the questions or otherwise express their thoughts and feelings by writing on the walls.

The liberation film, Nazi Concentration Camps: Witness to Genocide, is an hour long documentary produced by the United States Government to expose the atrocities found at death camps and concentration camps across Europe upon liberation. Using actual footage and sworn, eyewitness testimony, the film leaves no doubt in the viewer’s mind as to the reality and immensity of the Holocaust.

For more information contact Jacqui Taylor, Co-Sponsorship Chair, Student Activities Council, 513-745-3534