The Motlow College Fayetteville Center will host the Schindler Exhibit, focusing on the lives of Oskar and Emilie Schindler, on Oct. 18-20.
The exhibit will feature 30 panels highlighting the couple’s lives. The three-day exhibit will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. in Room FC 023 at the Motlow Fayetteville Center, located just off the Winchester Highway in the Sundquist Center of Advanced Technologies.
Stephen Spielberg, the American director of the movie “Schindler’s List”, made Oskar Schindler renowned worldwide. Produced in 1993, the movie’s dramatic depiction of the rescue of Jewish prisoners during WWII, won seven Oscars. For over four and a half years Oskar Schindler and his wife Emilie put their own lives at risk to save 1,200 Jews from the Nazi’s atrocious despotism and certain death at concentration camps.
“Living under a ruthless dictatorship, it was their profound humane principles that made them behave in favor of their fellow humans,” said Dr. Lucy Craig, director of international education at Motlow College. “The courage the Schindlers showed must be admired and can serve as an inspiring example of moral and civic courage even today.
“Our exhibition tells the eventful story of Oskar and Emilie’s life, using texts and many documents and pictures, some of which have not been published before,” she added.
The exhibit will opened in McMinnville Monday, continuing through Thursday of this week. From Fayetteville, it will travel to Motlow’s Smyrna campus, where it will be presented Oct. 23-27, and then return to the Moore County campus, where it will be presented Oct. 30-Nov. 3 in the Eoff Art Gallery.