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Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away.

The highly anticipated Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. exhibition is making its New England premiere in Boston, captivating audiences with over 700 original artifacts from Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum and other international museums. At The Castle at Park Plaza, this unique showcase offers a profound and moving experience. From genuine artifacts to heart-breaking survivor stories, discover these 6 unique features that set this exhibition apart.

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Unprecedented Collection of Artifacts:

This exhibition boasts an unprecedented collection of over 700 original artifacts, a collaboration between the producer, Musealia, and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial. The exhibition will explore the broader context of the Holocaust, including the rise of the Nazi Party and the persecution of Jews and other minority groups. From concrete posts to personal items, each artifact tells a poignant story of the individuals who lived through this dark chapter.

auschwitz exhbition boston ma historical shoe pile artifactAmong the artifacts on display are items rarely seen by the public. From gas masks used by SS members to children’s dolls and packed suitcases, these genuine objects offer a rare glimpse into the daily lives and struggles of those who experienced the horrors of Auschwitz.

Historical Significance at The Castle at Park Plaza:

Nestled near Boston’s Back Bay, the Castle at Park Plaza, originally an armory for the First Corp. of Cadets of Massachusetts, showcases architectural brilliance by William Gibbons Preston (1897). The hexagonal tower, turrets, drawbridge, moat, and carved dragon speak to its historic grandeur.

Today, this venue with a brick and wrought iron backdrop hosts a poignant exhibition, inviting visitors to delve into history. The Castle’s evolution from a military armory to a modern exhibition space tells a tale of resilience and transformation, epitomizing the importance of preserving the past.

The hexagonal tower, against the historical backdrop, symbolizes not just architectural excellence but also the strength and unity that arise from facing historical challenges.

Global Collaboration of Museums:

Over 20 international museums and institutions, including Yad Vashem and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum have contributed to this exhibition. This global collaboration highlights the importance of remembering and learning from history on a worldwide scale.

A Powerful Call to Action:

This exhibition serves as a call to action against dehumanization, antisemitism, and racism. Through understanding and empathy, visitors are empowered to become agents of positive change and work towards a future free from such darkness.

Limited Time in Boston:

The Auschwitz exhibition’s comprehensive collection of artifacts will only be in Boston for a brief period. Don’t miss your chance to witness history firsthand and gain a deeper understanding of the Holocaust.

auschwitz exhbition boston ma historical prisoner uniform artifactSome other things to keep in mind:

  • The exhibition is recommended for ages 12 and up.
  • To ensure your preferred date and time, pre-purchased tickets are highly recommended
  • A group discount is available for groups of 10 or more. You can head to the group ticket page to submit a group booking request.

Auschwitz. Not Long Ago. Not Far Away. promises an emotional and educational journey through one of history’s darkest periods. The exhibition’s limited engagement at The Castle at Park Plaza provides a unique opportunity for Bostonians and New England visitors alike to engage with the profound stories and artifacts that bear witness to the Holocaust’s dark legacy.

Don’t miss your chance to view an experience that transcends time – Book your tickets now!