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2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the majority of the concentration/forced labor camps in Europe. The Picture of Unreality: Camp Liberation and Liberators exhibition will open April 2 and will highlight the liberated and the liberators.

Drawn from the holdings of the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center, the exhibit focuses on contact between the liberated and the liberators. Three events will be held in conjunction with the exhibit:

Exhibit Opening: Thursday, April 2, 6:30 pm
Speaker: John McManus, historian & author, Hell Before Their Eyes: American Soldiers Liberate and Witness the Camps

Sunday, April 19, 1 pm
Film/Documentary: Path of the Past
Introductory remarks and post-screening discussion by Lou Baczewski, film director & grandson of the subject, and Louis “Louch” Baczewski, of the 3rd Armored Division, Sherman Tank Crew, liberators of Nordhausen Concentration Camp

Tuesday, April 21, 11 am
Soldiers Memorial Military Museum, 1315 Chestnut St., St. Louis
Speaker: Jack Sacco, author of Where the Birds Never Sing: The True Story of the 92nd Signal Battalion and the Liberation of Dachau

To RSVP, please visit For more information, contact Lory Cooper, 314-442-3711 or