With a startling rise in global antisemitism, the community is invited to get a powerful look at the history of the Holocaust through an innovative and compelling interactive exhibit, “Hate Ends Now: The Cattle Car – Stepping In and Out of Darkness,” coming to West Palm Beach on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, is presented by inSIGHT Through Education and sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and its new Palm Beach Center to Combat Antisemitism & Hatred. Security will be present.
Set inside a replica World War II boxcar to help bring history to life for guests, the “traveling Holocaust classroom” exhibit coincides with the Florida Department of Education’s Holocaust Education Week, which began in 2022 and marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht, marking the beginning of the Holocaust in Nazi Germany.
“This exhibit vividly shows guests the reality of what happens when hate goes unchecked,” said Michael Hoffman, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. “We as a society must never forget the Holocaust, where more than six million Jews were killed. We hope that this unique exhibit can empower those of all faiths and backgrounds to stand in unity against antisemitism and all forms of hate.”
Guests will enter the multi-sensory exhibition, which is designed for ages 13 and older, to learn stories of survivors as well as key events of the Holocaust through World War II artifacts. The exhibit will be circulating around Palm Beach County high schools during the week.
The event is located at Palm Beach Atlantic University at 314 Gruber Place.
Hate Ends Now is an NCSY program in partnership with ShadowLight. Dr. Michael Berenbaum, an esteemed Holocaust scholar and project director for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acted as an exhibit consultant.
For more information, visit www.insightthrougheducation.org.