University’s fifth Holocaust Museum opens its exhibit Monday with posters, photographs

Yom HaShoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, is observed in Jewish communities across the United States and in Israel.

As part of their observation, TCU Hillel’s chapter is holding its fifth Holocaust Museum in the Brown-Lupton University Union beginning Monday morning.

Arnold Barkman, TCU Hillel faculty adviser, said the museum will have exhibits that show the evolution of events leading to the Holocaust.

Barkman said there will be posters and photographs that illustrate what happened during the Holocaust. Some of the posters came from student creations, while others were on loan from the Dallas Holocaust Museum.

There also would be an exhibit of matches to help students visualize the number of people that were killed, Barkman said.

Kyle Orth, a junior piano performance major and president of the TCU chapter of Hillel, said he felt going to the museum was important for students to gain an awareness of the Holocaust.

Having an opportunity to see documented evidence of what happened was beneficial for students, he said.

“It’s good for both you personally and also for your academic integrity,” Orth said.

While the content of the exhibits was not much different than last year’s museum, Orth said there would be a speaker.

Harriet Cohen, an associate professor in the department of social work, would be talking Tuesday night about lessons learned from visiting Holocaust death camps.


Hillel Holocaust Museum

When: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
 Monday and Tuesday
12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: BLUU Ballroom 3301 C & D
Cost: Free

“Lessons Learned from Visiting Holocaust Death Camps” presentation with Harriet Cohen
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday
Where: BLUU Ballroom 3301 C & D