Governor Mifflin hosts traveling Holocaust exhibit for students and public

Who:  Governor Mifflin High School and the Jewish Federation of Allentown

What: Dozens of World War II-era artifacts are currently on display in the Governor Mifflin High School Library as part of a traveling exhibit. “The Legacy Exhibit” is on loan through the Jewish Federation of Allentown and curators Marylou Lordi and Shari Sparks. The vast display includes personal accounts and artifacts donated by survivors, soldiers, and citizens with ties to the local region. This is the first time The Legacy Exhibit has been on display in Berks County.

The display is part of a new course offering at Governor Mifflin High School. The Genocide and Holocaust Studies elective is offered to Governor Mifflin seniors and gives students an opportunity to learn more about the history of genocide. The course has a focus on the Holocaust to develop key concepts and knowledge before expanding into other examples of genocide in the 20th century. Students in the elective will have an opportunity to study the exhibit closely and use some of the resources to further their research. The exhibit is open to all Governor Mifflin students as well as the general public.

Where: Governor Mifflin High School Library
101 S. Waverly Street, Shillington

When: Now through Nov. 3

Public viewing hours are during evening library hours (Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-9:00 p.m.)

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