The exhibit Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Będzin Ghetto tells the story of young people in the Jewish ghetto of Będzin (Poland) before, during, and after the Holocaust.
In 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. German forces occupied the Polish city of Będzin, changing the lives of Jewish people forever. Forced into a cramped ghetto, the entire Jewish population was eventually deported into extermination camps. The youth of Będzin struggled with growing up amid violence, hatred, and loss, while still trying to find small joys in life.
The exhibit can be requested from the Martin-Springer Institute for educational and community organizations, libraries, and other public venues.
The traveling exhibit and an online version in support of the exhibit are made possible through the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University under the directorship of Dr. Björn Krondorfer.
The exhibit is augmented and accompanied by a website.
For more information, contact Melissa.Cohen@nau.edu