Traveling U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Exhibit Visits Rochester

“Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals 1933-1945,” a United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Traveling Exhibition, will be hosted at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester in partnership with The Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley from May 23 to July 22, 2012.


This nationally acclaimed exhibition turns focus to a less-studied dimension of Nazi Germany, featuring photographs, artwork, and historical and personal accounts of the Nazi’s ruthless treatment of gay men. The exhibition will be complemented with a full schedule of special programs, including but not limited to speakers, film screenings, and dramatic readings. The exhibition looks to the past and commemorates the tragic persecution of homosexuals under Nazi rule. Our programming looks to the future and teaches us how to turn our support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) issues into positive activism and advocacy. The exhibition reminds us how quickly intolerance and hate can lead to violence and persecution. Our programming teaches us how to stand up and make a difference against intolerance and hate in our own times.

Visit the JCC Rochester website to download a complete event brochure. There will be many events during the exhibition’s stay in Rochester, including a dinner with Rabbi David Horowitz, National President of PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays; film and theater series; a panel on LGBTQ inclusion and Religion; and a special closing night celebration!

Exhibition Hours 5/23-7/22:
Wednesdays: 9am-4pm
Thursdays: 11am-8pm
Fridays: 11am-5pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 12-6pm
Mondays & Tuesdays: by request only, plus during all special events

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester is located at 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY. Want to know more? Call 585-421-2000 or visit

About Kaitlin Legg

Former Program Assistant at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Rochester.
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