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HOLOCAUST RAILCAR MUSEUM PROJECT ANNOUNCED

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SIOUX CITY’S RAILROAD MUSEUM IS REFURBISHING A VINTAGE BOXCAR RECENTLY PURCHASED IN SOUTHWEST IOWA INTO A RAILCAR SIMILAR TO THE CATTLE CARS THAT THE NAZIS USED TO TRANSPORT EUROPEAN JEWS TO CONCENTRATION CAMPS DURING WORLD WAR TWO.

KELLI ERICKSON IS A BOARD MEMBER OF “TOLERANCE WEEK”, WHICH FOR 17 YEARS HAS ANNUALLY BROUGHT HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS TO SIOUX CITY TO VISIT LOCAL SCHOOLS AND EDUCATE CHILDREN ABOUT THEIR HISTORY.

RAILCAR1 OC……..NINE MONTHS. :14

THE RAILCAR WILL BE PART OF A PERMANENT MUSEUM EXHIBIT KNOWN AS “HOLCAUST RAILS, DESPERATE PASSAGE”:

RAILCAR2 OC……..VERY INSPIRING. :15

THE FINISHED CATTLE CAR WILL BE THE CENTERPIECE OF THE ONLY MAJOR HOLOCAUST EXHIBIT IN THE MIDWEST:

RAILCAR3 OC……..LIKE TO CREATE. :16

HUMANITIES IOWA AND THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES ARE PARTNERING IN THE PROJECT.

A FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR THE OVERALL PROJECT IS BEING STARTED, AND THEY HOPE TO HAVE THE EXHIBIT READY BY THE FALL OF 2022.