Holocaust center seeks family photos

The inaugural exhibition of the expanded Holocaust History Center on the campus of the Jewish History Museum will feature an exhibit displaying portraits of individuals who perished in the Holocaust, whose relatives live or have lived in Southern Arizona. The Center is issuing a public call for photos and biographical information to be included in this exhibit.

“Suspended above the exhibit of local Holocaust survivors, will be the haunting presence of those who did not survive,” says Bryan Davis, Jewish History Museum interim executive director.

The exhibit is inspired by the Tower of Faces at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., which presents a mosaic of photographs of individuals from Eis­hishok, a Jewish community in Lithuania that flourished for 900 years before being destroyed during the Holocaust.

To submit a photo for inclusion in the exhibit, email a high-resolution scanned image to hhcphotos2016@gmail.com. If you do not have an electronic file of a photograph you would like to submit, the Center can create digital copies of original photos. Call Julie Lauterbach-Colby at the Jewish History Museum at 670-9073 to make arrangements. A form requesting biographical information will be provided to all who submit photos for this exhibit.

The deadline for submitting photos is Jan. 31, 2016. The Holocaust History Center will reopen to the public on Feb. 21, 2016.