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"When Humanity Fails" at the Museum through March 22

Published: 2007-03-06
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Article ID: 2007_03_06_1351

Maryland Museum of Military History, Jewish Museum of Maryland & Baltimore Jewish Council to Host Guest Speaker in Conjunction with Special Exhibit Honoring U.S. Army's Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps in 1945.

Baltimore, MD - Sol Goldstein, who was among the first U.S. Army troops participating in the liberation of the German concentration camp Buchenwald, will speak about this horrific experience in a lecture at the Maryland Military History Museum to be held on Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. His talk will bring to life a moving special traveling exhibit, "When Humanity Fails," on display at the Museum. The Jewish Museum of Maryland will co-host the event which is free and open to the public. A reception preceding the talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 410-576-1496.

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the U.S. Army Center of Military History and the Afikim Foundation in New York. Supported by the U. S. Congress, the exhibit is a remembrance of the Holocaust and the heroic American soldiers who liberated its survivors and began their nurture back to life. The display includes historic film footage of the camps as well as audio clips from Holocaust survivors and American liberators.

The Maryland Military History Museum is honored to be among the few museums in the country to host the exhibit. "When Humanity Fails' will remain in Baltimore until March 22nd, Tuesdays to Fridays 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and by special appointment. Visitation is free.

The Maryland Museum of Military History is widely recognized as the steward for the richest collection in the world of archival documents, maps and photographs detailing the pivotal moment of World War II, the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Maryland's 29th Infantry Division was among the first units landing on French shores to lead American and Allied forces in the invasion of Normandy, the most massive and memorable invasion in American history.

Date & Time: March 15, 2007
Reception -- 6:30 p.m.

Place: Maryland Museum of Military History
Fifth Regiment Armory
29th Division Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

 

 

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