From Darkness Into Life

Our permanent exhibit, Darkness into Life: Alabama Holocaust Survivors Through Photography and Art, showcases the stories of 20 different Alabama Holocaust Survivors. Illustrated in oil paintings by Mitzi J. Levin, this exhibit follows our Survivors’ stories from their birth in 8 different home countries, through the horrors of the Holocaust, and into their new lives in the United States. Featuring 78 photographs, maps, and life documents, this exhibit provides a personal glimpse into the events of the Holocaust.

You can view this exhibit in person at our physical location, online, or on loan via our traveling exhibit.

Permanent Exhibit | Witness Their Stories In Person

To view the stories of struggle and survival of Darkness Into Life in person, we welcome you to visit our permanent exhibit at 2100 Highland Avenue South, Suite 101 Birmingham, AL 35205-4002. We offer private, guided tours for anyone in the community. Visits are by appointment only, so be sure to reserve your spot ahead of time!

Kristallnacht Newspapers Archive | Browse Through History

Our collection of real Birmingham news coverage, fresh off the presses of 1939. Each clipping was pulled from microfilm at the Birmingham Public Library. They reflect the events of Kristallnacht as reported by the three largest Birmingham newspapers of the time: the Birmingham News, the Birmingham Age-Herald, and the Birmingham Post. Browse the collection to learn how Alabama reacted to one of the greatest turning points in the Holocaust.