Personal Portraits and Stories Tell the Legacy of Holocaust Survivors Grand Opening June 7th at 4:00 pm

“Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors” presents a visually arresting and powerful first-person history of one of the defining events of the 20th century through photographic portraits and personal stories of Holocaust survivors. The Highground Veterans Memorial Park presents “Multiply by Six Million” from June 2 to July 31. The public is invited for a Grand Opening Ceremony planned for June 7th at 4 pm at The Highground Museum.

The exhibition showcases contemporary photographer Evvy Eisen’s 15 year-long project to create portraits of survivors living in California and to collect their personal histories. Critically lauded, the project works are included in the archives of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC, the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, and the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine in Paris, France.

By featuring individual survivor portraits and stories, “Multiply By Six Million” offers viewers a personal perspective on the Holocaust. Survivors tell their stories in hopes that the seeds of today’s intolerance and bigotry are recognized in time to prevent tomorrow’s genocides. The exhibition describes the horrors that the survivors experienced in Europe during the Holocaust and how they then come to the United States to create meaningful lives and contribute to society in their adopted county. Survivor Frank Roubicek shares, “The horror years of the wartime taught me how to appreciate the basic values of life and to fully appreciate the good things it has to offer.”

“Multiply by Six Million” includes 37 stunning black and white photographs and is accompanied by a stunning 24-minute DVD and an album of additional survivor portraits. The Interpretive text allows visitors to understand historical events in Europe, leading up to the Holocaust and contemplate current concerns about intolerance and genocide. The exhibition will be on display at the Highground Museum through July 31

“Multiply by Six Million: Portraits and Stories of Holocaust Survivors” were organized by Exhibit Envoy, with support from photographer Evvy Eisen. Exhibit Envoy provides traveling exhibitions and professional services to museums throughout California. Our mission is to build new perspectives among Californians, create innovative exhibitions and solutions, and advance institutions in service to their communities.

For more information, please contact Julie Dallman Museum Coordinator at 715-743-4224 learningcenter@thehighground.us or June Berg at 715-773-1162 exhibits@thehighground.us