Holocaust survivors share stories
For the Hub City Times
NEILLSVILLE – A local exhibit will feature photos and stories from Holocaust survivors.
“Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors” presents a visually arresting and powerful first-person history of one of the defining events of the 20th century through photographic portraits and personal stories of Holocaust survivors.
The exhibition showcases contemporary photographer Evvy Eisen’s 15 year-long project to create portraits of survivors living in California and to collect their personal histories. Critically lauded, the project works are included in the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, and the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine in Paris, France.
“Multiply by Six Million” includes 37 stunning black and white photographs and is accompanied by an emotional 24-minute DVD and an album of additional survivor portraits. The interpretive text allows visitors to understand historical events in Europe, leading up to the Holocaust and contemplate current concerns about intolerance and genocide.
The Highground Veterans Memorial Park will present “Multiply by Six Million,” June 2 – July 31. The public is invited for a grand opening ceremony planned for June 7 at 4 p.m. at The Highground Museum, W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville.