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Collin College Hosts Holocaust Remembrance Exhibition

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center logoJan. 12, 2017 — Collin College’s Preston Ridge Campus will host a pair of photo exhibitions from Jan. 27-Feb. 16 in honor of Holocaust remembrance. An opening night reception is planned for 5 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 26.

The exhibitions are a production of the Museums Division, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. They will be available for public viewing beginning on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Friday, Jan. 27, and include reproductions of two of Yad Vashem’s photo collections, “SHOAH: How Was It Humanly Possible?” and “AUSCHWITZ – A PLACE ON EARTH: The Auschwitz Album.” 

“SHOAH: How Was It Humanly Possible” deals with major historical aspects of the Holocaust, beginning with Jewish life in pre-Holocaust Europe and ending with the liberation of Nazi concentration and extermination camps across the continent, as well as the remarkable return to life of the survivors. “AUSCHWITZ - A PLACE ON EARTH: The Auschwitz Album” depicts the only known visual documentation of the arrival of a transport of Jews to Auschwitz-Birkenau. You can learn more about the collections at www.yadvashem.org/yv/en/exhibitions/ready2print/index.asp#/home

The exhibitions, which are free and open to the public, are funded by the Preston Ridge Campus Vice President’s Office, the Central Park Campus Vice President’s Office, Collin College Student Life and the college’s Center for Civic and Scholarly Engagement. They will be held in Preston Ridge Campus’s J Building. The campus is located at 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

Collin College serves more than 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,100 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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