The poster exhibit “Shoah: How Was It Humanly Possible?” will be displayed in the Ringhaver Student Center on the Flagler College campus from May 11 – May 31. The exhibit, presented through the collaboration of Compassionate St. Augustine, Flagler College and Romanza Festivale of the Arts, has been compiled by Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel. The exhibition is scheduled to coincide with “Mengele”, a play written and performed by Tim Marriott on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, May 12 and 13, in the Ringhaver Center’s Virginia room, about the infamous Nazi physician who conducted experiments on prisoners while working at Auschwitz.
In the Yad Vashem museum in Jerusalem, there is a wall that is rather shocking and unexpected…On it, it shows the various perpetrators of the atrocities committed – it is not their names which make it shocking, however, but rather the banality of their faces and the titles that precede their names which shock and horrify…These are not monsters. They are ordinary men of education and culture. (Stephanie Babiak)
The Holocaust was an unprecedented genocide, total and systematic, perpetrated in Europe from 1933 to 1945, by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, with the aim of annihilating the Jewish people from the face of the Earth. Yad Vashem’s exhibitions are designed to promote dialogue about the Holocaust, to impart its universal lessons and to foster connection to its relevance to daily life in the twenty-first century. The exhibition begins with Jewish life in pre-Holocaust Europe and ends with the liberation of Nazi concentration and extermination camps.
The exhibition will be hung on the first floor of the Student Center and will be available for viewing every day during the Ringhaver Center’s hours. There is no entrance fee.