(April 15, 2022, ATLANTA, JNS Wire)
Leading national Holocaust education nonprofit, The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR), has brought its exhibition, “Whoever Saves a Single Life…Rescuers of Jews During the Holocaust,” to the Ahavath Achim Synagogue through May 8, 2022. The exhibit highlights the heroic efforts of non-Jews who saved Jewish lives during the Holocaust and was first debuted at the United Nations in 2013.
The exhibition consists of 19 panels, 10 of which showcase different forms of rescue such as: Webs of Survival: Rescue Networks; Taking Action: Young Rescuers; Faith in Action: Religious Rescue; From Words to Deeds: Americans in Europe; Defying Orders: Rescue in Uniform; Outwitting Evil: Ingenuity in Rescue; Against All Odds: Rescue In the Camps; Envoys of Humanity: The Diplomats; Precarious Life: Shelter and Hiding; and Shielding our Citizens: Rescue in Denmark. Tour groups are accompanied by a JFR guide through the displays to provide a comprehensive overview of each rescuer’s story and its significance.
The exhibit is open to individuals, local churches, synagogue and interfaith groups, and students in middle and high school by appointment. To organize a visit, please contact the synagogue at (404) 603-5741.
The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the Conference on Material Claims against Germany (Claims Conference) and donors to the JFR.
“These instances of heroism not only deserve our recognition because of each story’s inherent remarkability, but maybe more importantly, because it is possible for us to learn from them,” said Ahavath Achim Synagogue Senior Rabbi Laurence Rosenthal. “Today, as we witness many formidable world events unfold, we too can choose to be upstanders instead of bystanders, to help our neighbors, saving them, even when it proves to be both inconvenient and challenging.”
“Now in its ninth year, the JFR’s traveling exhibition continues to showcase individual acts of courageousness and bravery from the Holocaust, telling 40 different stories of rescue and survival through narratives, photographs and documents,” said JFR Executive Vice President Stanlee Stahl. “The exhibition’s design caters to a broad range of demographics, from young students to adults, furthering each person’s understanding of this incredibly nuanced topic.”