The depth of evil that was the Holocaust is such that it will not and should not ever be forgotten, nor its historical impact or importance ever be minimized. But there are numerous stories that emanate from this unspeakable event, and one of them is the focus of a remarkable new exhibit that begins Tuesday at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade. Muslim Families Who Saved Jews in World War II presents portraits taken by fine arts photographers Norman Gershman, Johanna Neumann and Stuart Hick. These are shots of Albanian and Kosovar Muslims who risked their lives on behalf of thousands fleeing Nazi horrors in Albania and throughout Europe. The exhibit is part of Vanderbilt Universitys Holocaust Lecture series, which gets underway with a lecture by Gershman, Neumann and Huck on Oct. 18. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Tue., Oct. 6, 7 p.m., 2009