Shaw JCC exhibit remembers liberation of concentration camps
|Photo courtesy of Shaw Jewish Community Center|
According to JCC officials, the exhibit came from the National Museum of American Jewish Military History and documents personal stories of GIs who aided in the liberation of the concentration camps during World War II.
According to Shaw JCC officials, Jewish soldiers were well-represented among the frontline troops. The exhibit, which is open to the public, features first-hand accounts of a cross-section of Jewish liberators, together with their photographs, artifacts and memorabilia.
Shown above at the opening event are, from left, Sylvia Lewis, president of the Akron chapter of NA’AMAT USA; Bruce Heastley, commissioner with the Veterans Service Commission of Summit County; and event co-chairman Herb Mermelstein. The exhibit was sponsored by the Community Relations Committee of the Jewish Community Board of Akron and the Akron Area Jewish War Veterans.
For more details on the exhibit, call the JCC at (330) 867-7850.
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