CLARKSBURG -- The Holocaust exhibit at Clarksburg Elementary School will be held Wednesday, May 22, from 6 to 9 p.m.
This year's presentation, "I Am A Yellow Star," includes more than 250 artifacts from the Holocaust and World War II.
Featured speaker Inge Auerbacher is the author of "I am a Star - Child of the Holocaust," which details the German-born immigrant's experiences in the Terezin (Theresienstadt) concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. Auerbacher was only 7 years old when she was placed in the camp and one of few children of the 15,000 detained there to survive.
Auerbacher has written numerous articles and poems, and several books, and has been featured in documentaries. She has been lecturing on the Holocaust for 30 years.
Clarksburg's 8th grade studies program in unique in Western Massachusetts. Now in its ninth year, the program includes in-depth research and writing on a particular subject of the Holocaust with guest speakers, a trip to the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., supported for many years by Robert and Elaine Baum of Stockbridge, and a final presentation open to the community.
The artifacts are loaned from the collection of Darrell K. English, a longtime collector of World War II paraphernalia and founder of the New England Holocaust Institute on Eagle Street in North Adams.
The program runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and is free and open to the public, although donations are appreciated to offset the costs.
For more information, call 413-663-8735.