'Collaborative Project' Makes Texas Liberator Exhibit Possible

(VIDEO) "The Texas Liberator: Witness to the Holocaust" is on display now through Dec. 3 at the Museum of Texas Tech.

Walking through the exhibit, you'll immediately notice the stories of nearly two dozen men posted on pillars. They're the stories of Texas Liberators who spoke out hoping to be remembered as witnesses to the Holocaust.

The idea behind The Texas Liberator Project is to introduce high school students to the history of the Holocaust and the Liberation, while recognizing the heroism of the Texas soldiers who fought in World War II. The exhibit is just one part of the Project, which also includes an app, a book and a website.

"This is what Texas Tech does best," Aliza Wong, associate professor of history and associate dean of the Honors College, said. "We have five Colleges that came together in a collaborative project. This is a project that was really created, conceived (and) constructed by students."


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Museum of Texas Tech

Museum of Texas Tech

The Museum of Texas Tech University was established in 1929.

It consists of the main Museum building, the Moody Planetarium, the Natural Science Research Laboratory, the research and educational elements of the Lubbock Lake Landmark, and the Val Verde County research site.

The museum also offers masters degrees in Museum Science and Heritage Management and a wide variety of educational programs for the general public.

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Honors College

The Honors College at Texas Tech is dedicated to providing students with a broad education that prepares them for a lifetime of learning.

The college offers one unique bachelor's degree program:

The college also offers two minors:

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Department of History

Department of History

The Department of History is a vibrant community of scholars who seek to understand the past and teach courses that introduce students to the processes of historical thinking and analysis critical for the development of an informed citizenry.

The department offers strong undergraduate and graduate programs taught by a diverse faculty who are well-respected in their individual fields and in the historical community in general. Learn more about the faculty, students, courses, and what makes the history department exemplary.

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