Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is located in Winnipeg and is the only museum in the world solely devoted to human rights awareness and education. Its new building opened on September 19, 2014 with the mandate “to explore the subject of human rights, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada, in order to enhance the public’s understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others, and to encourage reflection and dialogue.” This is achieved through innovative exhibits and advanced multi-media applications in both English and French.
As one of the Museum’s 10 core galleries, Examining the Holocaust includes Persecution-Personal Stories. This exhibit presents the video stories of three diverse individuals impacted by targeted oppression. One story features 11-year-old Simone Arnold Liebster and her famly, who were persecuted for being Jehovah’s Witnesses in Nazi-occupied France. Included is an artifacts exhibit on loan courtesy of Simone Liebster and the Arnold-Liebster Foundation.
Biographical Online Exhibition
The internet site www.dubistanders.de is an online exhibition about young people from different parts of Europe that were excluded and persecuted under National Socialism. Included is a biography of Simone Arnold.
Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida
Florida Holocaust Museum opened its new 27,000 square foot building on February 28, 1998. The Museum was instrumental in shaping legislation that made Florida one of the first states to mandate Holocaust education in 1994. Guidelines were developed for K – 12 teachers that are used by teachers throughout the United States as well as in Florida.
Located on the first floor is the History, Heritage and Hope Permanent Exhibition. Featuring original artifacts, video, and photos, it presents the history of the Holocaust, as well as the history of other victim groups, ghettoes and rescue. The Permanent Exhibition features a section about concentration camps, including the loan of a Ravensbrück camp letter from Anna Maria Denz that bears silent witness to her firm resistance to Nazi pressure.
Hope – The Greatest Treasure
Marcel Sutter met the Arnold family when he was…
Arnold Family Artifacts
Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston, Texas
Holocaust Museum Houston opened the doors to its new 27,000 square foot facility on March 3, 1996. The Museum is dedicated to educating students and the public about the Holocaust and remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims. By advanced request, special tours MAY BE MADE available that are geared especially for youngsters.
The Permanent Exhibition is called “Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers.” Located in the Morgan Family Center, it includes authentic film footage, artifacts, photographs and documents. The Permanent Exhibition includes the loan of a fragile and yellowed postcard confirming the spiritual resistance of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center opened a new 65,000 square foot facility on April 19, 2009 in Skokie, Illinois. Located on the main floor is the Zev and Shifra Karkomi Permanent Exhibition, which includes more than 500 artifacts, documents and photographs. Included is an artifacts exhibit that contributes testimony about the Nazi persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses, on loan courtesy of Simone Liebster and the Arnold-Liebster Foundation.