PHOENIX– In collaboration with the Phoenix Holocaust Association, the Arizona Capitol Museum is opening In Broad Daylight: Holocaust by Bullets on Jan 16. The exhibition showcases the grueling and painstaking research needed to uncover the nature of the war crimes committed by the Nazis, and addresses repeated issues of genocidal violence and anti-Semitism.
This travelling exhibition was created by a French organization, Yahad-In Unum that locates the mass graves of Jewish victims. The exhibit revolves around five key steps of crime, which are based on eyewitness accounts: the Arrest, the Road, the Undressing, the Shooting, and the Looting. Encompassing three rooms, each step is described through personal accounts, photographs, and interactive features.
“Over 7,000 eyewitnesses were used in the research of this exhibit,” says Sheryl Bronkesh, President of the Phoenix Holocaust Association. “We feel it is incredibly important that people understand this part of World War II.”
In Broad Daylight: Holocaust by Bullets is on display on the second floor of the Arizona Capitol Museum starting on Jan.16 through Feb. 28. Additionally, Marco Gonzales, the director of Yahad-In Unum will present The Legacy of the Holocaust by Bullets Today in the Arizona House of Representatives on Jan. 16 at 10 a.m., followed by a reception at the museum, that is open to the public.
The museum is located at 1700 W. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85007, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through May. For more information, call 602-926-3620.