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The Cattle Car: Steeping In and Out of Darkness is a traveling multimedia exhibit meant to educate people about the Holocaust and the lives of those it impacted. Southern NCSY, an organization that empowers Jewish teens through leadership and education, partnered with Holocaust education group ShadowLight to bring a unique, interactive experience.

The free exhibit will be at several locations throughout the Charleston area March 25-April 1. The Cattle Car is unlike other holocaust exhibits as visitors step inside a replica of cattle cars used to transported Jewish people to concentration camps during the Holocaust. 

Inside the cattle car, guests are immersed in a 360-degree video that walks through the history, demonstrating how discrimination, hate and antisemitism persists today. 

“This unique approach to Holocaust education engages the senses and creates a lasting impression that will not only help young people understand the consequences of antisemitic attacks and bigotry in America, it will also teach them to stand up against ignorance and hate,” said Arielle Nakdimon, Regional Director of Community Engagement for the Hate Ends Now Tour, in a press release.

The exhibit will be on display at the follow locations:

  • March 25 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.): Bees Ferry West Ashley Library
    3035 Sanders Rd, Charleston
  • March 27 (12-4 p.m.): Congregation Dor Tikvah
    1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd, Charleston
    Opening Ceremony at 12 p.m. with remarks from Charleston Mayor John J. Tecklenburg and Senator Tim Scott
  • March 28 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.): Congregation Dor Tikvah
    1645 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd, Charleston
  • March 29-April 1: Wando Mt. Pleasant Library
    1400 Carolina Park Blvd, Mt. Pleasant
  • March 29: Open from 10 a.m-6 p.m.
    Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. with Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie & Holocaust Survivor Joe Engel
    Attendees will receive a copy of To Auschwitz and Back: The Joe Engel Story while supplies last, thanks to a grant from the S.C. Holocaust Council
  • March 30 & 31: Open from 4-6 p.m.
    *Reserved for school field trips until 4 p.m.
  • April 1: Open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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