Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life Exhibition
Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life, an exhibition by the Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, France at the Holocaust Museum in Houston, August 26 - Nov. 13, 2016.
Hélène Berr’s official portrait, 1942 © Mémorial de la Shoah – Coll. Mariette Job
Holocaust Museum Houstonis proud to present the “Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life” exhibit. From the personal journal written by Hélène Berr, the exhibit tells the story of a young Jewish French woman, whose promising future was brutally cut short by the Vichy Government’s laws and the Nazi extermination plan. Studying English Literature at Sorbonne University, Hélène Berr was 21 years old when she began her journal. The narrative follows her steps through Paris under German Occupation, observing her daily experiences of the unbearable, oscillating between hope and despair, until her arrest and deportation to Auschwitz in 1944. She died in Bergen Belsen days before the liberation of the camp in 1945.
This exhibition was designed, created, and distributed by the Mémorial de la Shoah in Paris, France (curators Karen Taieb and Sophie Nagiscarde), with the guidance of Mariette Job (niece of Hélène Berr), and made possible through the generous support of SNCF.
Click on the document below to read the exhibition’s press release: