Survival of the Human Spirit: Triumph Over Adversity

The Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education has been privileged to have a group of Holocaust survivors dedicated to its mission of teaching about the Holocaust and promoting the elimination of hatred in all its forms.

In 2004 Chhange published the book To Tomorrow’s Children. In it, Holocaust survivors provide 500-word essays in which they recall moments in their Holocaust experience, closing the essays with messages to future generations. In 2004, the contents of this award-winning book were transformed into the traveling exhibit Survival of the Human Spirit: Triumph Over Adversity.

The Exhibit’s Goals:

  • Promote humane values
  • Encourage pursuit of information on the Holocaust, genocide and prejudice
  • Generate discussions that relate to the dangers of bigotry
  • Show how the human spirit can triumph over adversity

Exhibit Specifications:

  • 32 panels (30” X 20”) include 29 survivor panels, each featuring a survivor’s photograph, essay and a message to future generations.

Host Requirements:

  • One to Four Week booking period
  • Exhibit Rental Fee: $750 plus transportation
  • Certificates of insurance
  • Wall areas or grids for hanging panels
  • Secure, locked exhibition space that is staffed during open hours
  • No smoking, food or drinks allowed in display area
  • Host is responsible for returning exhibit and related materials in same condition as received
  • Access to Chhange Exhibit shall not be denied to anyone on the basis of race, color, national origin, physical, or cognitive disability      

Chhange educates, inspires, and empowers individuals to stand up to injustice.