Lincroft, NJ – Brookdale Community College’s Center for World War II Studies and Conflict Resolution will host the “Names Instead of Numbers” special remembrance exhibition for the prisoners of Dachau concentration camp. The biographic banner display will be open to the community from May 9 until May 22 in the Al Meserlin WWII Photo Gallery outside the corridor entrance to the college’s Bankier Library.
The 27 banners to be displayed include 24 biographies from the founding Remembrance Book project that has, to date, collected over 130 biographies. The exhibition has been used to bring home to young people the intimate, personal nature of history as names are far harder to forget than numbers.
People interred in Dachau Concentration Camp came from all over Europe and the Remembrance Book project has inspired villages and towns to commemorate the lives of their citizens who perished in Dachau.
The exhibition was first displayed in March 2008. Every year since, on March 22, the anniversary of the first prisoners arriving at KZ Dachau in 1933, is ceremoniously commemorated with new entries officially entered into the Remembrance Book.