The George Bush Library and Museum will host “Visas for Freedom: Spanish Diplomats and the Holocaust” in memoriam of Holocaust Remembrance Day through April 29.
Documents and photographs in honor of Spanish diplomats who used their position to save the lives of thousands of Jews during World War II will be displayed to memorialize their humanitarian work.
Mayor Jason Bienski of Bryan and Mayor Nancy Berry of College Station have issued a joint proclamation in support of the exhibit and are calling all community members to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 19.
“This exhibit shows our community an example of service and selflessness that all of us should strive to achieve,” Bienski says. “The City of Bryan is proud to help sponsor an exhibit that honors and remembers this important history.”
“The story told through this exhibit is important for people of all ages and backgrounds to understand,” Berry says. “The Spanish people are to be commended for allowing the safe passage of the Jewish people fleeing from the Holocaust.”
The exhibit is free and available for viewing in the Bush Library and Museum’s rotunda. For more information, visit http://bushlibrary.tamu.edu/visas.
“We are proud to host the ‘Visas of Freedom’ exhibit and help recognize the important role many Spanish diplomats played in saving Jews from the Holocaust,” Warren Finch, director of the Bush Library Museum, said. “We encourage everybody in the community to come and learn from this informative and very compelling exhibit.”
“Visas for Freedom” is presented by the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Government of Spain, Centro Sefarad Israel, City of College Station, City of Bryan and Texas A&M University.