Judaica, Holocaust materials featured in Library exhibit

September 8, 1995
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EDITORS: A black and white photo of Adler and photos of some items in the exhibition are available on request. For more information about the exhibit, for a photo, or to schedule an interview with Joseph Adler, contact Joanne Nesbit at (313) 747-4418.

ANN ARBOR— Joseph Adler was arrested by the Gestapo near his home in Dusseldorf and soon after sent to the concentration camp at Dachau. Fortunately, through the efforts of his family and friends, he was released after four months. He and his wife and two children then immigrated to the United States. That was 57 years ago. Now he is 100 years old.

The agony of Dachau was forever burnt into his memory, and for the rest of his life, Adler collected Judaica and Holocaust materials so the world would not forget what happened under the Nazis.

More than 100 pieces of that collection will be featured in an exhibit at the University of Michigan’s Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. The exhibition opens Sept. 27 and continues through Nov. 10. Photos, letters, and stamps and posters issued by and under the National Socialist Party are included in the exhibition on the 7th floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.

The exhibition is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays.