Public offered view of Holocaust boxcar

Informational exhibits are placed on the Holocaust Museum's traveling exhibit of a restored World War II-era boxcar, which is now at North Naples Middle School. Photo by Chuck Curry / Staff

Informational exhibits are placed on the Holocaust Museum's traveling exhibit of a restored World War II-era boxcar, which is now at North Naples Middle School. Photo by Chuck Curry / Staff

Here is the plaque that honors the vicitims of the Holocaust and their families in the Holocaust Museum's traveling exhibit of a restored World War II-era boxcar. Photo by Chuck Curry / Staff

Here is the plaque that honors the vicitims of the Holocaust and their families in the Holocaust Museum's traveling exhibit of a restored World War II-era boxcar. Photo by Chuck Curry / Staff

The Holocaust Museum's traveling exhibit of a restored World War II-era boxcar used to transport Jews to death camps run by the Nazis is now at North Naples Middle School. An open house for public will be held from 6:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. May 26, 2010. Photo by Chuck Curry / Staff

The Holocaust Museum's traveling exhibit of a restored World War II-era boxcar used to transport Jews to death camps run by the Nazis is now at North Naples Middle School. An open house for public will be held from 6:30 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. May 26, 2010. Photo by Chuck Curry / Staff

The North Naples community is invited to make a visit to the Holocaust Museum’s boxcar exhibit on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at North Naples Middle School.

The boxcar has been restored and contains a plaque inside commemorating those who were killed in the Holocaust of World War II, in which the Nazis sought to exterminate all Jews as well as those classified as “subhumans,” and is now parked at the school through May 28. The school is the last public school to host the boxcar this school year.

The open house is scheduled from 6:30 through 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 at the school, 16165 Learning Lane (west of Livingston Road, north of Immokalee Road).

Throughout the two weeks the boxcar will be at North Naples Middle School, students will be learning about the Holocaust in a variety of ways, and creating projects to illustrate what they have learned. One of the highlights of all the many activities offered to the students is The Holocaust Museum’s traveling exhibits, The Holocaust: History and Memory and Genocide Through the Eyes of Children. Both will be on display in the school’s media center. These exhibits feature the timeline of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust through historical fact and personal testimony, as well as genocide that has occurred since the Holocaust, with emphasis on Bosnia, Rwanda, and the current situation in Darfur.

Holocaust survivors will also take part in the two week event. They will be at NNM on Monday, May 24 sharing their testimonies with students.

To learn more, please make contact with the school at 377-4600.

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