Exhibit at TROY focuses on teens in the Holocaust

Posted: Monday, 09 February 2015

TROY - A travelling exhibit on display in Troy University's Lurleen B. Wallace Library sheds light on the experiences of teenagers during the Holocaust.

"Parallel Journeys: World War II and the Holocaust through the Eyes of Teens" will be on display on the library's main floor. The display tells the stories of six teenagers who were witnesses, participants and, often, victims of World War II and the Holocaust. Although Anne Frank is one of the most famous teenagers in history, with her diary translated into more than 67 languages, her story alone does not document the complexity of the war. The testimonies document different experiences of the war.

Featured in the exhibit is Frank, Olympian Margaret Lambert and Adolf Hitler's personal secretary Traudl Junge, as well as other teens and young adults who survived the concentration camps, hid from the Nazis, led rescue efforts, served as soldiers, remained on the home front or aided individuals who were targets of Nazi oppression.

Dean of Library Services Dr. Christopher Shaffer said the exhibit was on loan from the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University, and would remain on the Troy Campus through mid March.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.