Kupferberg Holocaust Center to Host the U.S. Premiere of Yahad-In Unum’s Exhibit, Women at the Frontline of Mass Violence and Genocide
The U.S. premiere of the photography and video testimony exhibit, Women at the Frontline of Mass Violence and Genocide will bring viewers face-to-face with stark images and voices of female victims of genocide and mass violence throughout the world. The exhibit is in partnership with the global human rights organization, Yahad-In Unum, and will be open to the public beginning August 15 through September 15, 2016.
The result of more than a decade of Yahad’s investigations and interviews, the display depicts female survivors of genocides spanning over 60 years. These survivors include Jewish women who survived the Nazi extermination of Jews in Eastern Europe (the Holocaust by Bullets), Roma survivors of the Nazi genocide against them, indigenous women victimized during the Guatemala conflict during the 1980’s, and Yazidi women who survived the genocide being perpetrated today by Isis in Iraq and Syria.
“We are pleased to host this show, which complements our Center’s focus on the importance of gender in understanding global genocide from the 20th century on,” said Dr. Dan Leshem, Director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Center.