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Showing the Holocaust in portraits at Viterbo University

Month-long event aims to share survivors' stories

"Transfer of Memory" Photo Exhibit

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A photo exhibit at Viterbo University is hoping to keep history alive through generations to come.

The exhibit features more than 40 portraits of Holocaust Survivors from the twin cities, along with their stories of survival. The presentation shows survivors in present day after living through the Holocaust.

Organizers say it's important to start sharing this side of history as it starts to shift from those who lived it and those who are telling their stories.

"I think what I take away from it is not to take it for granted with this next generation with my children for example. That this is something we owe these children to make sure that our society remains free and open," said Richard Kyte, of the Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership.

The month long exhibit opened Thursday night at the Viterbo's Fine Art Center at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public.


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