“A Self-Contained Traveling Exhibit Trailer with Films, Pictures, and Interactive Educational Material; inspired by The WWII White Bus Rescue Action.
Learn how history can empower the next generation to become agents of change and advocates of social justice.
Better Futures traveling exhibit will come to You; it may be your school, university, museum or any location in the State of Florida.
This self-contained exhibition trailer is wrapped and resembles one of the 36 White Buses who played a part in the rescue of 17,500 Nazi victims back in the spring of 1945.
You will get to know Count Folke Bernadotte and learn about his negotiations with Heinrich Himmler, behind Hitler’s back, and learn about the largest relief campaign inside Nazi occupied Germany before the liberation.
We will also share about the 500 Polish women who gave their stories immediately after being liberated from Ravensbruck concentration camp.
Zygmont Lakocinski was a Polish lecturer at Lund University; he realized the importance of documenting the woman’s stories.
These handwritten interviews have been sealed for more than 50 years and are now finally becoming available to the public.
You will hear Elsie, an American-born Roman Catholic, who was held captive in both Auschwitz and Ravensbruck before being rescued by the White Buses on April 24th, 1945 from Ravensbruck concentration camp before the Red Army invaded the camp.
Wanda Hjort was a Norweigan woman in her early 20’s who was held under house arrest in Germany outside Berlin together with her family.
You will learn about her small good deed which became the foundation for the White Bus rescue action.
The Director, Magnus Gertten, found a film reel in the Swedish Television basement from April 28th, 1945. Here we get to see some of the 1900 Holocaust victims arriving that day in the harbor of Malmo, Sweden.
Learn about The Director’s work locating some of them 70 years later, one of them is Elsie now 95 years old and living in Florida.
His Award winning documentary, “Every Face Has A Name” is a remarkable piece of work where you get to meet a handful of survivors seeing themselves 70 years later.
“From happiness and gratitude to confusion, fear and the complicated moment of freedom.”
A memorable film which will make you look at the present in a new perspective!
What have we learned?
What does it mean to be a good citizen?
These and other questions will be discussed in part based on learning material used at the Red Cross headquarters in Oslo, Norway and also from The National Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark.”