Fayetteville/Cumberland County, NC, is proud to present community-wide exhibits and events about the effects of intolerance in the past and today. The project centers around two exhibits, Anne Frank: A History for Today and Art and Propaganda in Nazi-Occupied Holland, both on loan from The Anne Frank Center USA in New York. These exhibits, presented by the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, will include guided docent tours for groups* and individuals. The exhibits, along with related programming by other arts and cultural agencies, will provide an in-depth experience for visitors. On-site bookstore at the Arts Council features exhibit-related items. All exhibits, events and lectures related to this exhibit are free to the public.
MARCH 18 to APRIL 21, 2013 -
Anne Frank: A History for Today
This exhibit gives visitors a view of the Holocaust through the perspective of Anne Frank, a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hiding during the Holocaust. The emphasis of this exhibit is placed on the distinction between individuals who chose to join the Nazi Party and become perpetrators, those who remained bystanders and the few who resisted Nazi tyranny.
Art and Propaganda in Nazi-Occupied Holland
This vivid exhibit is a colorful representation of Dutch Resistance Art and Official Propaganda during the period of 1940-1945, including original propaganda posters distributed by the Nazi-controlled Dutch government; linoleum and woodcut prints by Marie de Zaaijer, which depict the hardship Holland suffered during the war; and several original, vivid drawings by the Dutch artist Henri Pieck, created during his confinement at Buchenwald concentration camp.
Anne Frank: ©AFS/AFF, Amsterdam/Basel
RELATED EXHIBITS ON DISPLAY: Free to Public
- MARCH 18 to APRIL 21, 2013 -
History of Fayetteville’s Jewish Community
Artifacts and images at the Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum tell the story of Jewish residents of Fayetteville who contributed to the civic, business, and political strength of this community from the early nineteenth century to the present. Fayetteville was home to prosperous merchant families such as Folb, Stein, and Fleischman, who made lasting impacts beyond the brick and mortar of their stores.
82nd Airborne Division and Propaganda in Nazi-Occupied Holland
Exhibit of Dutch National Socialist Movement related artifacts captured by the Division during WWII. Additional exhibit about the liberation of Wobbelin concentration camp by the Division on May 2, 1945 at the 82d Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, Ft. Bragg.
The Airborne and Special Operations Museum
The Airborne & Special Operations Museum tells the story of the airborne and special operations soldier from 1940 to the present. The World War II portion of the museum’s permanent gallery features many examples of American propaganda posters published during the war, as well as other artifacts pertaining to the airborne and special operations soldier’s role in the liberation of Europe.
The permanent collection of the JFK Special Warfare Museum features many propaganda posters published during World War II by different organizations such as the Office of War Information. Four major themes are displayed: Support of Allied efforts; Security; Homeland Conservation and Production and War Bonds.
- MARCH 19 to JUNE 16, 2013 -
Fayetteville and the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898
Artifacts exhibit at the Museum of the Cape Fear Historical Complex examine an event from America’s troubled racial history when intolerance over the status of African Americans sparked a campaign to reassert white supremacy in government and society. The exhibit examines the “riot” in Wilmington, NC, and Fayetteville’s responses and connections.
- APRIL 1 to MAY 22, 2013 -
Fighting the Fires of Hate: America and the Nazi Book Burnings
This multi-media traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum explores how book burning became a potent symbol in America’s battle against Nazism and why they continue to resonate with the public—in film, literature, and political discourse—to this day. The public burning of works by Jewish and non-Jewish authors from around the world was a visual affront to one of America’s most treasured freedoms – the right to the free expression of ideas.
Books Are Weapons in the War of Ideas poster seen at left was produced by the Office of War Information. This poster, featuring a quote from President Roosevelt, was one in a series.
EVENTS & LECTURES: Free To Public
clarinet- April 7, 2013: 5pm Reception/6pm Concert with Readings -
Community Observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day
Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and Cape Fear Regional Theatre will present Quartet for the
End of Time and selected readings from the stage adaptation of the Diary of Anne Frank at
the Beth Israel Congregation.
- April 11, 2013: 7pm -
Medicine, The Disabled and the Road to the Holocaust
Shaw Auditorium in the School of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University. Dr. Bradley Kadel, Assistant Professor of History at FSU, argues that the campaign against the disabled and euthanasia programs implemented before the Holocaust helped pave the way for mass killing by enlisting medical professionals and managing public outcries of dissent.
- April 14, 2013: 4pm -
A Day of Blood: The 1898 Wilmington Race Riot
Musuem of the Cape Fear Historical Complex. LeRae Umfleet, author of Day of Blood, will speak about the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot.
- April 18, 2013: 7pm -
Lecture on Cyber-Bullying
Clark Auditorium, Methodist University. Dr. Eric See, Chair, Department of Justice Studies, Applied Forensic Science, and Cyber Crime at Methodist University. Dr. See will speak about aspects of social media that provide access for cyberbullying, its prevalence, its characteristics and its effects.
Made possible in part by: Lyn and Michael Green Charitable Fund, The CarMax Foundation, The Florence Rogers Charitable Trust, Frank and Frances Fleishman Foundation, Will Gillis Advised Fund of Cumberland Community Foundation; Dr. and Mrs. Debi P. Chaudhuri, Cumberland County Schools, Edward Jones Investments, Fayetteville State University, Dr. Bennett A. Hayes and Elaine Bryant Hayes, Lifetouch Studios, Methodist University, Dr. and Mrs. Manny Rothstein, Ms. Nitza Rothstein, The Fayetteville Observer, United Developers Inc./United Realty of Fayetteville Inc., Carlos and Terri Union Zukowski and others.