The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education
Backstory and Context
The center’s permanent exhibit, titled “Mapping our Tears”, guides visitors through various aspects of Nazism and the Holocaust, such as ghetto life, Nazism, and propaganda, while focusing on the strength of the human spirit alongside showcasing the suffering. The most notable feature of the exhibit is a theater located in a replica of a 1930s European attic. This attic contains video monitors, which stream footage of Holocaust survivors talking about their experiences. The permanent exhibit also includes the Cincinnati Hillel Collection, which contains over 200 pieces of local and global Jewish artifacts. The exhibit is designed for those with little or no knowledge of Jewish tradition and community, and thus is accessible to all.
The center also offers traveling exhibits that can be taken to schools, libraries, community centers, etc. These exhibits offer dynamic and engaging ways to educate the public about the Holocaust and Jewish society and culture. In addition to the permanent exhibit, the center also hosts a number of traveling exhibits, including Holocaust survivor speakers and special death camp exhibits.