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MFH SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS
WORLD WAR II &
THE HOLOCAUST

 

     
 

The Jewish Ghettos

When we hear the word "ghetto" in reference to Jewish history, we most often think of the time during the Second World War when Jews were forcibly relocated to small areas of a town or city where they lived under deplorable conditions.

In this exhibition you will be able to read about some of the many ghettos created during the war, as well as hear from former ghetto residents. Also you will see postal artifacts that were sent to or from several of the Jewish Ghettos of Europe.

   
 

Never Forget: Visions of the Nazi Camps

"Never Forget" is a multimedia presentation that represents in some small way the history of the Jewish "experience" during the Holocaust in the many camps.

Within this exhibition you will learn about many of the camps that existed before and during World War II, read testimony from those who were held there, as well as see many intriguing postcards, letters, stamps and other postal artifacts that were sent to and from the various concentration camps.

   
 

Persecution and Flight: Nazi Persecution Against the Jews
Coming in late 2010

In May 1935, Jews were forbidden to join the Wehrmacht (the army), and in the summer of the same year, anti-Semitic propaganda appeared in shops and restaurants.

The Nuremberg Laws were passed around the time of the great Nazi rallies at Nuremberg; on September 15, 1935 the "Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honor" was passed, preventing marriage between any Jew and Gentile....


 

 


photo: Jewish-owned shop destroyed during Kristallnacht (the "Night of Broken Glass"). Berlin, Germany, November 1938. Courtesy of  the USHMM. From Wide World Photo.

     

 


 


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