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This guide will provide resources for some more information on the library exhibit Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide running April 2-30, 2015

About the Exhibit

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) will present the 34-panel series, "Prijedor: Lives from the Bosnian Genocide" exhibit, which relates the story of genocide in the Bosnian city of Prijedor between 1992 -1995. The exhibit honors both the memory of the lives lost in the genocide and the experiences of the survivors, whose stories are told within the exhibit.

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission increases awareness of genocide and the Holocaust through educational programs, resources, assistance, and coordination of groups, events and volunteers.  Chaja Verveer, THGC commissioner and a Holocaust survivor, said, “Our kids need to be taught to recognize and fight bigotry, to stem hatred and prejudice and learn about living together and embracing diversity.”

The exhibit will be open to the public and will run April 2-30 on the 6th floor of the Mary and John Gray Library.   Teachers are encouraged to arrange for students to attend and may download and use lessons plans especially created for the exhibit, which will help them meet TEKS standards related to genocide.   Visit the THGC website http://thgc.texas.gov/ or call (512) 463-8815 for more information.

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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

This exhibit is presented by The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission - established to ensure that resources are available to students, educators, and the general public regarding the Holocaust and other genocides.

Additional information on this particular exhibit including lesson plans and a community guide can be found on the THGC Prijedor exhibit web page

Community Discussion Questions

Questions for discussion on this exhibit (provided by Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission)