The Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University presents public events, exhibits and educational resources focused on World War II and the Holocaust in an effort to promote education and dialogue about the past and its significance today. Here are just a few of the museum’s on-site exhibits:
“V for Victory” tells the story of the home front as well as the battlefield in World War II. The first section of the exhibit examines the rise of totalitarianism, reactions to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the draft, the painful goodbyes, rationing, dealing with loss, and homecoming celebrations. The second section of the exhibit details how local Georgia companies like Bell Aircraft (later Lockheed) and Coca-Cola got involved in war time production and the new opportunities surfaced in the workforce for women and African Americans.
“Parallel Journeys: World War II and the Holocaust through the Eyes of Teens “ tells the stories of forty teenagers who were witnesses, participants, and often victims of World War II and the Holocaust.
“The Heroic Present: The Gypsy Photographs of Jan Yoors” presents a candid view of a people stereotyped, maligned, and persecuted on the eve of World War II, during the Holocaust, and into the 1970s.
The Museum of History and Holocaust Education is housed in the Kennesaw State University Center, located just off of KSU’s main campus. Visit the museum’s website to plan your visit.
We hope you will join us for Super Museum Sunday on February 7, 2016, featuring free admission to many museums and other cultural sites throughout Georgia. Visit our Super Museum Sunday page for more information.