Schaumburg Library offers virtual tour of Holocaust exhibition

  • One of many Jewish cemeteries nationwide in which victims of the Holocaust are buried. People are invited to learn more about the Holocaust and more by experiencing the "Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition" tour, available online from the Schaumburg Township District Library.

    One of many Jewish cemeteries nationwide in which victims of the Holocaust are buried. People are invited to learn more about the Holocaust and more by experiencing the "Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition" tour, available online from the Schaumburg Township District Library. Courtesy of Schaumburg Township District Library

 
 
Updated 5/5/2021 1:38 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 2-3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, on Zoom.

This exhibit is a place for both those familiar with the Holocaust and those learning about it for the first time. Register at SchaumburgLibrary.org to receive the Zoom link.

 

This "Karkomi Holocaust Exhibition" tour is part of Your City @ Home, a series of virtual field trips that provides the opportunity to explore all the Chicago area has to offer. This series 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, Illinois, which had the largest per capita population of Holocaust survivors outside of Israel and sparked the museum's creation.

The Schaumburg Township District Library and its branches in Hoffman Estates and Hanover Park are open to the public, with limited hours and capacity.

Visit SchaumburgLibrary.org for details or call (847) 985-4000.