The School District of Palm Beach County will open the exhibit “Survival in Sarajevo” at the Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center on Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Students, teachers, administrators and community members are invited to attend.
The exhibit tells the story of a small group of community members made up of Holocaust survivors, Serbian Muslims and Croatian Catholics who helped to save Sarajevo during the longest siege in modern history during the 1990s. When government failed, civil society found a way. Guided by Holocaust survivors and their children, they stood shoulder to shoulder with their neighbors, and shared with them a lesson Jews in Europe had been learning for centuries: how to survive.
Keith Oswald, assistant superintendent of curriculum and learning support will be the opening speaker, followed with remarks by Dr. Rose Gatens of the Florida Atlantic University Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education and Roz Lewy, president of inSIGHT: Fighting Prejudice Through Education. There will be a screening of the short film Survival in Sarajevo and a Skype interview with Edward Serotta, director of Centropa. Light refreshments will be served.
The exhibit will be at the school district’s main offices for a month and then travel to two local high schools with student docents.
The Fulton-Holland Educational Services Center is located at 3300 Forest Hill Blvd., West Palm Beach.