The Holocaust Education & Commemoration Project of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Jewish History Museum are opening a new exhibit space at the museum dedicated to Holocaust history.
The newly renovated space will be located in an 1880s Arizona Territorial house directly north of the museum and has been named the Holocaust History Center at the Jewish History Museum. It is scheduled to open in early 2013.
The mission of the HHC is to keep the memory of the Shoah alive by encouraging survivors of the Holocaust and their descendants residing in Tucson to utilize family documents, photographs, individual memories, items from the JHM archives and other artifacts to tell their family stories in this dedicated space. These curated family stories will simultaneously preserve the history and provide the community and visitors with a resource for making local connections to the history of World War II, says Bryan Davis, HECP director.
Programming for the new museum will be provided by the HECP. The Holocaust History Center will be open to the public during the same hours as the Jewish History Museum, with special arrangements for researchers, students and group tours. The exhibit space and the structure’s restoration have been made possible with the generous support of an anonymous donor.
For additional information or to contribute artifacts, contact Eileen Warshaw, HHC executive director, at 670-9073 or Bryan Davis, HECP director, at 577-9393.