By Emily Ralph
March 25 to 29 marks Holocaust Memorial Week this year at FSW. FSW is hosting guest speakers, events and historical tours that align with this year’s theme: Unheeded Warnings.
“I believe in Holocaust education,” said Cindy Cambell, a faculty librarian and one of the Holocaust Memorial Week organizers, “that it’s important to help our students understand the bigotry that is a very negative part of our culture and to stand up against it.”
Small yellow flags appeared in the grass in front of S Building on March 25. Each flag represented 10,000 Holocaust victims. The 1,100 flags added to 11 million victims; 5 million Jewish victims and 6 million non-Jewish victims.
This is the last year FSW is hosting the historical boxcar exhibit of a traincar used to deport victims to concentration camps in 1930s Nazi Germany. The boxcar, provided by the Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Naples, has toured at FSW for 10 years.
Tours for the boxcar parked behind N Building on Lee campus are running throughout the week at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The boxcar is open from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The boxcar will leave Lee campus on April 1 to travel to Charlotte campus until April 15, when it will find a permanent home at the Naples museum.