World War II traveling exhibit coming to the Augusta Jewish Museum

(Featured photo: Supreme Allied Commander U.S. Army Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower speaks with 101st Airborne Division paratroopers before they board airplanes and gliders to take part in a parachute assault into Normandy as part of the Allied Invasion of Europe, D-Day, June 6, 1944. Photo courtesy US Army)

A World War II traveling exhibit is coming to the Augusta Jewish Museum through a partnership of the museum and Kennesaw State University.

WWII: The War that Changed the World will be featured at the museum, 525 Telfair St. beginning Friday, June 23.

Adina Langer, Kennesaw State University exhibit curator, will speak at an opening program at 2 p.m., June 18 at the museum. The event is free, but registration is required. The program is almost full, according to a June 14 news release..

The focus of the “WWII: the War that Changed the World” exhibit is of people’s struggle to survive conditions in the US and in Europe throughout World War II. It shares stories of individuals who experienced the effects of the war and the Holocaust.

This display is made possible by a 2018 grant from the Breman Foundation, Atlanta. The Augusta Jewish Museum has four pillars of education including “Remembering the Holocaust.” This display, with gallery guides, will explore the war and its significant global impact.

People can view the exhibit from noon to 3 p.m. each Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Aug. 11.

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