Today’s 24-hour news cycle has allowed the world to witness war crimes, almost in real time.
Since the invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the world has seen many unspeakable acts unfolding before us almost daily on the screens of our televisions, tablets, and telephones.
As we witness this violence and destruction, we hear and read words and phrases such as “war crimes” and “crimes against humanity,” but do we truly have the context for what those expressions mean? Do we, as ordinary citizens, really have the ability to process who are the perpetrators of these crimes – are these atrocities committed by the state, by the military, or by individuals? And, who, if anyone will prosecute these crimes, if they are in fact determined to be crimes at all?
Tucson Jewish Museum & Holocaust Center’s (TJMHC’s) newest exhibit, War Crimes: The World is Watching, explores these challenging questions and more as the Allen and Marianne Langer Contemporary Human Rights Gallery exhibit for the 2022-2023 program year.
Please join us as TJMHC officially introduces this impactful exhibit with a very special open house on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Remarks from Executive Director Lori Shepherd on the inspiration and importance of this exhibit will begin at 2:00 p.m.
Please note: Some of the imagery and language of this exhibit may be disturbing for some viewers. Parental and viewer discretion is advised.