Tell Me A Story! Youth Literature and the Holocaust is a travelling exhibition that introduces the history of the Holocaust and the Second World War to children eight years and older. Focusing on values and themes that are central to childhood, the exhibition is a starting point for raising awareness about the dangers of racism and antisemitism.
The exhibition is divided into multiple sections that highlight children’s experiences during the Holocaust and the Second World War. Through the presentation of five works of youth literature inspired by true stories, the visitor is presented with a view of the Holocaust through the eyes of children. The exhibition’s welcoming design allows young visitors and their parents to explore replicas of photo albums and other artifacts, to read books in a dedicated space, and to ask questions raised by their exhibition visit.
“While this exhibition comes from Montreal, the content has global significance and impacts the community of Chilliwack,” says Kate Feltren, Curator, “to demonstrate this, we are highlighting the stories of the Chilliwack community through testimonies and objects from our collection, and from the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC.”
“Our goal is to help our community make the connection between past and present, and place our experiences as a community into the global perspective”, adds Sarah Belley, Education & Engagement Coordinator.
Tell Me A Story! Youth Literature and the Holocaust will be on display at the Chilliwack Museum from November 4, 2021 to February 5, 2022. Please keep a close eye on our website and social media for special programming associated with this exhibition. Education Programs are also being offered in conjunction with this exhibition, please contact Sarah at 604-795-5210 ext.103 or email@example.com for more information.
The Museum is open Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm, on Thursdays until 8:00pm, and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. More information on admissions can be found at www.chilliwackmuseum.ca.
Exhibition produced by the Montreal Holocaust Museum and made possible in part by the Government of Canada.