Birmingham Holocaust Education Center’s (BHEC) exhibit Darkness into Life: Alabama Holocaust Survivors Through Photography and Art opens July 23 in the Berman Museum’s changing exhibit gallery.
The BHEC describes Darkness into Life as a “sensitive exhibit of photography and art that offers a special glimpse into the private memories of 20 Alabama Holocaust survivors, revealing stories of childhoods past, lost family and friends, despair and sadness, cruelty beyond belief, bravery, the joys of liberation, and new lives in Alabama. Through bold and thought-provoking images accompanied by educational narratives, one gains a richer understanding of the history of the Holocaust and its impact on these individuals and their families.” Included in this exhibit will be an ongoing script detailing the events of the Holocaust, as well as first-hand artifacts on loan from Mike Garrard of Gadsden, Alabama.
The Berman Museum is honored to be exhibiting Darkness into Life. Our founder, Farley L. Berman, was from a prominent Jewish family, and the strife of the Jewish people has always been a part of his story.
Darkness into Life will be on display through October 11. During this time, Anniston’s Temple Beth-El’s exhibit Quiet Affirmation: An Alabama Jewish Community will be on display in the Berman Museum lobby.
For more information on Darkness into Life or the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, visit bhecinfo.org.