Newton, NC – The Catawba County Library is hosting an exclusive post-World War II exhibit at the Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch June 23rd – July 3rd.
The 15-panel exhibit focuses on the relief efforts for child Holocaust survivors provided by the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA) in the Kloster Indersdorf children’s DP center near Dachau, Germany following World War II. This historical exhibit is organized by the Concentration Camp Memorial Site Flossenbürg in Germany.
According the United Nations Archives (https://archives.un.org), the UNRRA was established by the agreement of 44 nations on November 9, 1943 with operations coming to an end in 1946. The purpose of UNRRA was to “plan, co-ordinate, administer or arrange for the administration of measures for the relief of victims of war in any area under the control of any of the United Nations through the provision of food, fuel, clothing, shelter and other basic necessities, medical and other essential services”.
The exhibit will be on display in the library’s community room from June 23rd – July 3rd and can be viewed anytime during operating hours: Monday – Tuesday 12-8pm; Wednesday – Saturday 9am-6pm.
The Sherrills Ford-Terrell Branch Library is located at 9154 Sherrills Ford Rd., Terrell NC, 28682. Visit www.librarynews.catawbacountync.gov or stop by your local branch for latest news.