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Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life

The Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life, holocaust exhibit will be on display at Richland Library starting April 8, 2013. 

This exhibition is based on the journal of Hélène Berr, a young Jewish French woman, whose promising future was brutally cut short after her arrest and deportation to Auschwitz in 1944. Hélène Berr's subtle testimony is exceptionally poetic and has rare literary qualities.

The exhibition goes beyond the framework of Hélène Berr's journal and personality, as it broadens the context of the occupation and the persecution of the Jews in France. With the support of photographs, archives, films, interactive videos and maps, this exhibition shows how the daily lives of Jews were impacted by these terrible acts of violence.

Curated by Karen Taïeb and Sophie Nagiscarde, this exhibition was designed, created, and circulated by the Mémorial de la Shoah (Paris, France) and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.

  • On display from April 8 - May 10, 2013
  • In the C. David Warren Gallery at Richland Library, Main (First level)
  • For more information, call 803.929.3470
  • Read more in The State newspaper

Richland Library has hosted nearly 200 local and international artists since 1993. Helping to build a thriving arts community in the Greater Columbia area, the gallery is open to the public and draws thousands of visitors from across the state each year.