Schaumburg library offers virtual tour of Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition

Daily Herald report
Updated 5/5/2021 2:26 PM

The 76th anniversary of Victory Europe Day will be recognized by the Schaumburg Library with a virtual docent-led tour of the Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 8.

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The exhibit is a place for both those familiar with the Holocaust and those learning about it for the first time. The virtual tour part of "Your City @ Home," a series of virtual field trips that provide the opportunity to explore all the Chicago area has to offer. It is sponsored by multiple Illinois public libraries.

Those joining the virtual tour of the Karkomi exhibition will experience prewar European life, the rise of Nazism, ghettoization, concentration camps, liberation and resettlement around the world through more than 500 artifacts, documents, photographs, and a German rail car of the type used in Nazi deportations. It has a special focus on postwar life in Skokie, which had the largest per capita population of Holocaust survivors outside of Israel and sparked the museum's creation.

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