On loan from the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center and brought to USA to accompany this year's USA Common Read/Common World book selection Maus, this powerful exhibit teaches the history of the Holocaust and offers a rich understanding of its impact on these individuals and their families. In this sensitive assembly of photography by Becky Seitel and art by Mitzi J. Levin, viewers are provided intimate glimpses into the private memories of twenty Alabama Holocaust survivors. Seitel and Levin spent hours visiting each survivor and listening to their stories. The survivors began with their memories of life before occupation and imprisonment. Their stories continue with their lives in Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile and Opelika. Both artists provide bold, thought-provoking and moving paintings and photographs with text explaining the personal stories behind each piece. Survivor biographies and maps provide an additional historical dimension to the exhibit. “Through the stories of these Alabama Holocaust survivors, we hope to impart this history, as well as a richer understanding of its impact on these individuals and their families, to a larger audience. View their pictures. Read their stories. Allow this exhibition to move you.” - Becky Seitel, Photographer, and Mitzi J. Levin, Artist Darkness into Life The exhibit will be on display at the Archaeology Museum beginning August 16, 2016 through May 31, 2017. Museum operating hours are Tuesday - Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm and select Saturdays.