Reception nears for ‘Spots of Light’

The “Spots of Light: To Be a Woman in the Holocaust” exhibit opens Thursday night, March 22, at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

The exhibit is a video from Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority. It’s the first international exhibit to focus exclusively on women in the Holocaust, and is part of the larger Violins of Hope project going on at the university.

A reception and program is scheduled for Monday, March 26, at 4 p.m. There, Dr. Barbara Thiede, a lecturer in the school’s religious studies department and the women’s and gender studies program, will present “The Phoenix Rises: Jewish Women Recreating Judaism after the Holocaust.” The program explores how Jewish women have changed the face of Judaism in Europe and America.

he exhibit and opening reception are in the university’s Storrs Gallery. People can attend the reception Monday, or see the exhibit through April 25, for free. Find more on the project at www.violinsofhopecharlotte.com. UNC Charlotte is located at 9201 University City Blvd.

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