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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Some Were Neighbors

How was the Holocaust possible?

The central role of Hitler and other Nazi Party leaders is indisputable. Less well understood is these perpetrators’ dependence on countless others. In countries across Europe, tens of thousands of ordinary people actively collaborated with German perpetrators of the Holocaust. Many more supported or tolerated the crimes.

To mark the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s 20th anniversary, the Museum presents a special exhibition that explores the collaboration and complicity of individuals in Nazi Germany’s persecution and murder of Jews.

The special exhibition Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration & Complicity in the Holocaust is now open to the public and documents some very personal and candid accounts of survivors who experienced fraud, betrayal, and even good will during the Holocaust. (Source – USHMM)

Display Dynamics, Inc. was directly responsible for the engineering, fabrication, and installation of all of the interpretive and custom exhibit components. This includes graphics, artifact cases, thematic backdrops, as well as the theatrical seating and acoustic surround structures.

Client – United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Project – Some Were Neighbors : Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust

Size – 5,000 sq. ft.

Location – Washington, D.C.

Scope – Engineering, Fabrication, Installation

Designer – Gallagher & Associates