Available Exhibits

The Holocaust Center has a number of exhibits available on loan. Rental prices vary, as does the cost of shipping and insurance. Please call 407-628-0555 or email the Center for details.

In Fitting Memory
60 framed photographs
How do communities remember the most tragic moments in their history?

That question is addressed in this stunning exhibit, companion to the book In Fitting Memory: The Art and Politics of Holocaust Memorials commissioned by the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkley, California.

Stamps from the Ashes
40 framed panels
Postage stamps – those very ordinary, every-day items – can be an extraordinary tool for tracing the themes and priorities of virtually every nation. Part utility, part art, and part history lesson, stamps are often the “pictures worth a thousand words.” As they traveled from town to town and from hand to hand, these small documents honoring the victims of the Nazi era have played a role in helping the world remember the lessons of the Holocaust.

Our Story
12 framed panels
A touring exhibit based on the personal stories of Holocaust Survivors living in Central Florida. This ten-panel exhibit honors Jewish women living in Central Florida who settled there after surviving the Holocaust. They came from Germany, from Austria, from Czechoslovakia and from Poland, each with a unique experience in attempting to survive Nazi persecution. More information about these stories are on this page.

Embracing the Dream
12 panels
I have a dream….”

With those four words, Dr. Martin Luther King described the world that all people of conscience strive for: a world without barriers based on prejudices and intolerance.

In 2006, the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center joined with the Wells’Built Musum of African-American History and Culture, creating a unique exhibit honoring Central Florida men and women involved in local civil rights activities. The exhibit tells the story of activities leading up to integration in the 1960’s, and traces the impact of the heroism and sacrifice of people of all races and religions who knew that segregation must end.

Luba Gurdus
26 small framed panels: art and poetry.
Luba Krugman Gurdus is a talented artist, poet and author who has written extensively about her experiences at the Majdanek Concentration Camp, most notably in her book, The Death Train.

These stark, expressive drawings, facimiles from the portfolio They Didn’t Live to See, are combined with selections from her Painful Echos…Poems of The Holocaust to create a powerful expression of tragedy and courage.

Letters Home
23 framed panels
Letters Home offers visitors an intimate glimpse into the lives of those who endured the ghettos and camps of the Holocaust. Often with oddly hopeful messages, they give us a glimmer of understanding about what life was like for people caught up in those terrible times. These brief, intimate glimpses are what remembrance is all about – remembering the humanity of each person lost.

Holocaust-Era Insurance
9 panels
In pre-war Europe insurance policies were a popular form of investment, yet very few families were able to collect benefits at the end of the war.

Florida was one of just a handful to states that set up its own commission to help policy-holders successfully file long-delayed claims. This exhibit details the history and the importance of Florida’s efforts.

The Smallest Witnesses
Up to 36 panels, depending on request
Since February 2003, Sudanese soldiers and government-backed armed militia have waged a campaign of “ethnic cleansing”, and an estimated 200,000 are dead as a result of the violence

Shortly after the conflict began, two Human Rights Watch researchers gave children paper and crayons; they began to draw vivid and disturbing scenes of the violence and atrocities they had witnessed. This exhibit speaks forcefully to the price innocent children pay in times of war.

Korczak
Timeline and history, told in 20 panels with photographs, of the life of Janusz Korczak. This remarkable man – author of children’s books, pediatrician, and director of one of Warsaw’s largest orphanages – is best known for his decision to accompany two hundred of the children in his care to the gas chambers rather than accepting immunity for himself.

This is an older exhibit and a bit dog-eared, but may be useful in a classroom or an informal venue. It tells such a remarkable story in such careful detail that it will remain as part of the Center’s collection is spite of its condition.

Darfur

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