10 2024


10 2024

Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.

12:00AM - 10:00AM  

Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at RVCC 118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, NJ

Contact Michelle Edgar

Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory.

The Institute of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Raritan Valley Community College is pleased to present an exciting new exhibition, Stories of Survival: Object. Image. Memory., on display from January 10 until May 10.

The exhibition showcases more than 60 oversized photographs of personal artifacts that were brought to America by survivors of the Holocaust and other genocides. The objects—which can be viewed to help better understand their meaning and significance to their original owner—were photographed by renowned documentarian Jim Lommasson. The pieces include handwritten descriptions or comments by the survivors or their family members.

Many of the objects featured are common, everyday items—such as a baby doll, a young mother’s cookbook, and a wedding announcement—saved by survivors worldwide, including Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Iraq, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Syria.

For additional information or to schedule a time to bring your class for a tour or for an individual tour to view the exhibition at no cost, contact Program Specialist Michelle Edgar at michelle.edgar@raritanval.edu.



Sponsor: The Jewish Federation of West-Central New Jersey