New Location

AHEC staff is currently working from our new location on Highland Avenue, with teacher and community programs being hosted on-site. We are currently taking limited group tours and will be open by appointment to the general public soon. For more information, contact us at or 205.795.4176.

“This exhibit was designed to educate through shared memories, inspire by example, and celebrate the lives of 20 Alabama Holocaust survivors.

Through their words and our photography and art we share their stories of hope and survival.”

Becky Seitel, Photographer
Mitzi J. Levin, Artist

Watch Introductory Video
“Why Should We Remember?” (8:40)

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Exhibit Maps

Review Educational Resources
Educational Resources

Darkness into Life tells the stories of 20 Holocaust survivors who settled in Alabama.
Select a story below to learn more.
NOTE: “The Hevre” is the group of 9 survivors who were the initial participants in this exhibit.