Upcoming Special Exhibitions


Besa: A Code of Honor

August 3, 2017 – March 4, 2018

South Gallery

This exhibition features images by American photographer Norman Gershman of Muslim Albanians who rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Albania was the only country with more Jews at the end of WWII than beforehand, as Albanians saved their neighbors and those who took refuge in their country. These remarkable acts were grounding in Besa, a code of honor that still exists in the country today.  The exhibition is a production of the Museums Division, Yad Vashem.


Speak Truth to Power

December 10, 2017 – June 24, 2018

Speak Truth To Power highlights the experiences of fifty courageous Upstanders from around the world to educate students and others about human rights, and urge them to take action. The exhibition is based on the book of the same name by Kerry Kennedy, President of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights, and Pulitzer prize winning photojournalist Eddie Adams.




October 2017

Grand Opening: Take a Stand Center

Today’s generation is likely the last generation to hear Holocaust Survivor stories firsthand, therefore capturing and preserving these stories now is an educational and moral imperative.

The Museum’s new Take A Stand Center, is a breakthrough initiative that combines a state-of-the-art Survivor Stories Experience with an interactive Upstander Gallery and an action-oriented Take A Stand Lab to create an immersive, engaging, and empowering experience.



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