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'Collaborative Project' Makes Texas Liberator Exhibit Possible

Allison Hirth & Jeff Ramazani

October 24, 2017


(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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