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“From the Warsaw Ghetto to Darfur: Photos, Text and Commentaries” Now at Mercer County Community College’s Gallery

10/19/10

West Windsor, N.J. -- As part of its efforts to teach and understand the concepts and lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center presents "From the Warsaw Ghetto to Darfur: Photos, Text and Commentaries" at Mercer County Community College’s Gallery through Friday, Nov. 5.

The exhibit features a series of powerful photographs taken in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II, displayed courtesy of the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. Also featured are Jerry Casciano's post-war photographs of concentration camps and survivors, with accompanying commentaries.

Another group of photographs, on loan from Doctors Without Borders pediatrician Jerry Ehrlich, M.D., were taken by him at refugee camps in Darfur during his service there in 2004. Drawings by children of the camps are also included.

An opening reception on Oct. 13 drew a very engaged audience, including Dr. Ehrlich and Mr. Casciano, who spoke about their experiences and photo projects. Congressman Chris Smith spoke of his visits to Darfur and Sudan, and his work in many parts of the world. County Executive Brian Hughes, West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh and Mercer County Community College president, Dr. Patricia C. Donohue, also presented remarks.

The Gallery is located on the second floor of the Communications Building on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 old Trenton Road. Open hours for this show, which is free and open to the public, are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Additional hours are available by special arrangement. Call 570-3589.


Holocaust survivor David Wiznia, third from left, stands in front of his photo during the opening reception. Pictured with him, from left, are Dr. Paul Winkler, Executive Director of the NJ Commission on Holocaust education, Mercer County Community College President Patricia Donohue, and Congressman Chris Smith.
Pediatrician Jerry Ehrlich of Doctors Without Borders, at right, talks about his visit to a refugee camp in Darfur in 2004. His photos of Darfur, along with the artwork of Darfur children, are part of this exhibit.

The Mercer County Holocaust/Genocide Resource Center, located on the second floor of the college’s Library, houses books, videos and CDs for use and loan. For further information e-mail Saul Goldwasser at goldwass@mccc.edu, call 609-570-3355 or click here for the website.

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